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holm

 (hōm, hōlm)
n. Chiefly British
An island in a river.

[Middle English, from Old Norse hōlmr; see kel- in Indo-European roots.]

holm

(həʊm)
n
1. (Physical Geography) an island in a river, lake, or estuary
2. (Physical Geography) low flat land near a river
[Old English holm sea, island; related to Old Saxon holm hill, Old Norse holmr island, Latin culmen tip]

holm

(həʊm)
n
1. (Plants) short for holm oak
2. (Plants) chiefly Brit a dialect word for holly
[C14: variant of obsolete holin, from Old English holegn holly]

holm

(hoʊm)

n. Brit.
2. a small island.
[before 1000; Middle English < Old Norse holm islet, c. Old English holm wave, Old Saxon: hill; akin to hill]
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"Does your honor want to cross the ferry to the Holme?" asked they.
"Across to the Holme!" said the Councillor, who knew nothing of the age in which he at that moment was.
The Bright Green Community Trust (BGCT) was launched to provide grant funding for projects, across the Holme Valley Parish and the Graveship of Holme.
And it claims the experiences of Holme House have helped in the development of the new pilot which will be operated in other jails.
Liverpool Crown Court heard that Holme - who had drunk six to eight beers - was driving on the wrong side of the road at speeds of at least 70mph in a 30mph zone.
Pathologist Dr Mark Lord said Mr Holme had "a number of very significant injuries" and would have died instantly.
A family spokesman said: "Lord Holme of Cheltenham died yesterday at his home in Lurgashall, West Sussex, after a long battle with cancer.
My mother spent time in Holme Towers during her last couple of months and we wanted to be able to give something back.
CPA firm Keiter, Stephens, Hurst, Gary & Shreaves spun off Keiter, Slabaugh, Penny & Holme, LLC, in 2000.
Trained volunteers from the charity River Holme Connections have been spraying pesticide around the riverside in Meltham.