Holt (?),

3d pers. sing. pres. of Hold, contr. from holdeth.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

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Holt, n. [AS. holt; akin to LG.holt, D.hout, G. holz. Icel. holt; cf Gael. & Ir.coill wood, Gr. branch, shoot.]

1.

A piece of woodland; especially, a woody hill.

"Every holt and heath."

Chaucer.

She sent her voice though all the holt Before her, and the park. Tennyson.

2.

A deep hole in a river where there is protection for fish; also, a cover, a hole, or hiding place.

" The fox has gone to holt."

C. Kingsley.

 

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