hould

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hould (third-person singular simple present houlds, present participle houlding, simple past held, past participle held or (archaic) houlden)

  1. obsolete spelling of hold
    • 1624, Thomas Heywood, “The Captives”, in A Collection Of Old English Plays, Vol. IV.[1]:
      Of all Infirmityes belonginge to us I hould those woorst that will not lett a man Rest in his bedd a-nights.
    • 1871, James Fenimore Cooper, Wyandotte[2]:
      Och! he's a roarer, sure enough; and then for the tusks you mintion, I didn't see 'em, with my eyes; but the crathure has a mouth that might hould a basket-full."