holdfast

All Noun
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  • Another ancient method of holding the work is the hold fast or holdfast.
  • All eyes were turned upon the captain, as Mr. Holdfast was now called. Cited from Facing the World, by Horatio Alger
  • I mean that Holdfast shall take charge of them by-and-by. Cited from Children of the New Forest, by Capt. Marryat
  • No man can steady his life except by clinging to a holdfast without himself. Cited from Expositions/Scripture: Isaiah & Jeremiah, Maclaren
  • "How long before the ship is likely to go to pieces, Mr. Holdfast?" Cited from Facing the World, by Horatio Alger
  • Let's see what the other characters are -- JOHN HOLDFAST, a something. Cited from Further Foolishness, by Stephen Leacock
  • "Do you know anything about the climate here, Mr. Holdfast?" asked the professor. Cited from Facing the World, by Horatio Alger
  • He turned back, and Holdfast came running to him. Cited from The Children of the New Forest, by Captain Marryat
  • I have taught Holdfast to take care of them, and he never leaves them now, and brings them home at night. Cited from The Children of the New Forest, by Captain Marryat
  • And a young man -- that must be John Holdfast -- and a girl with her hand in his. Cited from Further Foolishness, by Stephen Leacock
  • In later years, more growth takes place in the stipe and holdfast.
  • They have short stalks and a large number may arise from a single holdfast.
  • In earlier times, a crochet and a holdfast would perform the same function.
  • Mr. Holdfast observed it, however, and, quietly calling the captain, directed his attention to it. Cited from Facing the World, by Horatio Alger
  • Then came the current classification, based on the holdfast morphology, which distinguished three species.
  • He must have well known his terrible danger, for a sea might in a moment wash him away, in spite of his holdfast. Cited from The Missing Ship, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • "Now, Holdfast, what are you so out of breath about!" said the ass. Cited from Holiday Stories for Young People, by Various
  • "Now, Holdfast, what are you so out of breath about?" said the ass. Cited from Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm, Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
  • "How long do you think the ship will hold together, Mr. Holdfast?" asked Stubbs. Cited from Facing the World, by Horatio Alger
  • The stalks arise from a holdfast and branch three or four times from near the base.
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