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Definition of Holdable
1. hold [adj] - See also: hold
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Holdable
Literary usage of Holdable
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The English Illustrated Magazine (1890)
"... as the starboard men met them, seized them by the throats, hair, limbs, anything that was catch-holdable ; but the port-side men swarmed on board, ..."
2. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"174. Der. len-tb ; see Tithe. Tenable, that can 1» held. (F—L.) F. tenable, ' holdable,' Cot. — F. tenir, to hold. ..."
3. Renaissance in Italy by John Addington Symonds (1898)
"Smith, Elder, & Co. have done well to cive a thoroughly " holdable " as well as readable form to the BIOGRAPHICAL EDITION' OF THACKERAY. ..."