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Holden

[hohl-duh n] /ˈhoʊl dən/
noun
1.
a city in central Massachusetts.
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  • Dad and I are going down to see the drive come into Wismer & holdens booms.

    The Boss of Wind River David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • That would give one week from that point to Wismer & holdens mills, a distance of thirty-five miles.

    The Boss of Wind River David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • Their tows had been emptied down the rapids, and a small crew was seeing them safe into Wismer & holdens booms.

    The Boss of Wind River David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • holdens glass-working and blowing was the last show on the east side of Smithfield, and was limited to a single caravan.

  • Twenty million feet delivered at Wismer & holdens booms by July 1st.

    The Boss of Wind River David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • Kents foremen and Wismer & holdens cullers checked them as they came.

    The Boss of Wind River David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • With success under way, the holdens needed an intellectual guinea pig, a virgin mind, an empty store-house to fill with knowledge.

    The Fourth R George Oliver Smith
  • For only with all three holdens dead could Paul Brennan take full and unquestioned possession.

    The Fourth R George Oliver Smith
British Dictionary definitions for holdens

holden

/ˈhəʊldən/
verb
1.
(archaic or dialect) a past participle of hold1
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