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In the holler

Posted by Smokey Stover on November 13, 2006

In Reply to: In the holler posted by Indy on November 13, 2006

: "Make yourself comfortable," he says at his farm in the holler.

: What's "in the holler" supposed to mean here?

A holler is a hollows. Here's what the OED says, s.v. hollow. "2. spec. A depression on the earth's surface; a place or tract below the general level or surrounded by heights; a valley, a basin."

Hollows, especially when they are called hollers, are primarily found along the Appalachisn Mountain chain in the souther U.S.