The Caucasian God was taken out of His pigeon-hole and publicly recognised.
He took the letter from Steering and replaced it in the pigeon-hole.
Of these he took out one from the pigeon-hole A, another from that of L.
As I lay in a pigeon-hole of his desk, I often saw him get out his books and study.
He took the roll, and placed it in a pigeon-hole without taking his eyes off her face.
It was the one Mr. Bently had taken from a pigeon-hole where it had been since the day before.
Stoddard shoved the letter from the Eastern mining man back in its pigeon-hole.
But how was it that none of you ever found it, if it remained all this while in the pigeon-hole?
But he, too, allowed the liberal Constitution to sleep in its pigeon-hole.
Every shelf and pigeon-hole was rummaged, but there was nothing but letters and documents.
also pigeonhole, 1570s, "a small recess for pigeons to nest in," from pigeon + hole (n.). Meaning "a compartment in a writing desk," etc. is from 1680s, based on resemblance. The verb is from 1840 literally; figurative sense of "label mentally" is from 1870.
[Y]ou will have an inspector after you with note-book and ink-horn, and you will be booked and pigeon-holed for further use when wanted. ["Civilisation--The Census," "Blackwood's Magazine," Oct. 1854]Related: Pigeonholed.