Definitions

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  • n. Small island.

Etymologies

Middle English holm ("island"), from Old Norse holmr (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Island, went to seeke the sayd Iland who when he had found it, called it after his owne name Gardars-holme, that is to say,

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • [Sidenote: Gardarsholme] After him one Gardarus, being mooued thereunto by the report which Naddocus gaue out concerning Island, went to seeke the sayd Iland who when he had found it, called it after his owne name Gardars-holme, that is to say, Gardars Ile.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 01

  • Still, uncle persists that the holme is his property; and the Lairds of Lunda have always got the name of land-grabbers. "

    Viking Boys

  • One has only to utter 'holme' or 'Lunda' in uncle's hearing if one wants to bring the whole feud about one's ears. "

    Viking Boys

  • Came home and ate and then went with mum & dad to holme grange craft village and looked at the paintings and stuff.

    ugh!

  • “O, the lands of Milnwood! — the bonny lands of Milnwood, that have been in the name of Morton twa hundred years!” exclaimed his uncle; “they are barking and fleeing, outfield and infield, haugh and holme!”

    Old Mortality

  • With the mist [40] almes craver neere to the holme to bide.

    The Rowley Poems

  • 'They led me,' says the Journal, 'about a quarter of a mile, some taking hold of my collar, and some by the arms and shoulders, and shook and dragged me, and some got hedge-stakes and holme bushes and other staffs.

    A Book of Quaker Saints

  • Thither rode Cormac from the holme, to see his kinsman, and told him of the fight, at which he was but ill pleased.

    Kormáks saga. English

  • So they came to the holme and fell to the holmgang.

    Kormáks saga. English

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