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  • Holding the Fort — is also the name of an adventure story by Upton Sinclair. Holding the Fort was an ITV situation comedy starring Peter Davison, Patricia Hodge and Matthew Kelly. It was an early product of the writing team of Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. Three …   Wikipedia

  • hold the fort — phrasal 1. : to maintain a firm position usually against opposition found himself holding the fort against a solid block of opponents of the plan 2. : to take care of usual affairs a skeleton staff was left to hold the fort at the office during… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold the fort — phrasal 1. to maintain a firm position 2. to take care of usual affairs < is holding the fort until the manager returns > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hold the fort — cope in an emergency, act as a temporary substitute He has been holding the fort at his company while his boss is on vacation …   Idioms and examples

  • hold the fort (for someone) — phrase to look after or do something for someone while they are busy doing something else The Chairman resigned, and I was left holding the fort. Thesaurus: to help someonesynonym Main entry: fort …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Prince (Pournelle) — The Prince is a science fiction compilation by Jerry Pournelle and S.M. Stirling. It is part of the CoDominium future history series. The Prince is a compilation of four previously published novels: Falkenberg s Legion , Prince of Mercenaries ,… …   Wikipedia

  • fort */ — UK [fɔː(r)t] / US [fɔrt] noun [countable] Word forms fort : singular fort plural forts 1) a strong building, often with a high wall around it, used by soldiers for defending a place an iron age fort 2) American a place where an army lives or… …   English dictionary

  • fort — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)t[/t]] forts 1) N COUNT: oft in names A fort is a strong building or a place with a wall or fence around it where soldiers can stay and be safe from the enemy. 2) PHRASE: V inflects, oft PHR for n If you hold the fort for someone, or,… …   English dictionary

  • The United States of America —     The United States of America     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The United States of America     BOUNDARIES AND AREA     On the east the boundary is formed by the St. Croix River and an arbitrary line to the St. John, and on the north by the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Fort Hood shooting — Killeen police SWAT team responds to the shooting …   Wikipedia

  • Fort Henry, Ontario — Fort Henry (also known as Fort Henry National Historic Site) is located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada on Point Henry, a strategic point located near the mouth of the Cataraqui River where it flows into the St. Lawrence River, at the upper end of… …   Wikipedia

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