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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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Conductor and founder of Holme Valley Orchestra Jim Morgan, was reminded of his 25 happy years as musical director for Holme Valley Singers when he joined them last year at their 40th anniversary concert.
McVitie's Ginger Nuts, 250g Holme House: 85p Tesco: PS1 Asda: PS1 Sainsbury's: PS1.
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.
The separate structure ensures compliance with multidisciplinary practice restrictions while allowing Holme to bring in people qualified in unusual and highly regulated areas such as medical insurance underwriting.
All are welcome and proceeds will go to the Holme Village Residents' Association.
With an inmate population of 2,010, Holme House, which opened in 1992, has always held a substantial number of remand prisoners, currently around 200.