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  • n. Plural form of handhold.


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  • Groping for handholds, they scrambled up the slope, kicking stones down the mountain with every step.

    The Omega Theory

  • There are no such generously placed handholds in a public restroom.

    Left Neglected

  • To make up for the lack of sensory information, we tend to scan pages all at once, rather than read every word from top to bottom, looking for cues or familiar handholds that will guide us forward.

    Designing for the gut | FactoryCity

  • The sore hands thing is, of course, because I am working on harder climbs, which means concomitantly smaller and tricker handholds requiring (often) greater force to stick on.

    i'll make you lick my injury.

  • They took with them only lengths of linen rope and their tent pegs to drive into the cliffs for handholds.

    Alexander the Great

  • Long-gone are the dabs of gymnasts' chalk left by the fingertips of previous grimpeurs, so presenting once more uncharted territory like the pioneers faced, with no tell-tale smudges giving clues as to where the handholds are.

    Country diary: Lake District

  • I also had a small epiphany, which is that one reason the handholds suck so much on harder routes is because you're supposed to be able to do more with your feet.

    changing guns for brooms the guards change to clean up crews

  • There were a surprising number of handholds around the bridge, and the control consoles had a lot more buttons and switches than La Forge had seen in a long time.

    Star Trek The Next Generation®

  • This time it's 16th-century Constantinople that's got the requisite rooftops with just enough flat area to run around and minarets with conveniently placed handholds.

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  • It installed half doors and passenger handholds on Rhinos that didn't already have them, to help keep occupants' arms and legs inside during a rollover.

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