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  • noun Plural form of underhold.


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  • With bared teeth he rushed forward and through the wild blows aimed at him, got both underholds, and King gave a gasping grunt as the breath was squeezed quite out of him.

    In Happy Valley John Fox 1891

  • Even with underholds, Chad, being much the shorter of the two, had no advantage that he did not need, and, with a sharp thud, the two fierce little bodies struck the road side by side, spurting up a cloud of dust.

    The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come John Fox 1891

  • Again Chad's lips took a straight red line and being on one knee was an advantage, for, as he sprang up, he got both underholds and there was a mighty tussle, the spectators yelling with frantic delight.

    The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come John Fox 1891


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