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 Hold the Fort.Holdfast. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Holdfast.
 
Brag is a good dog, but Holdfast is a better. Promises are all very good, but acts are far better.   1
       
“Holdfast is the only dog, my duck.”
       
Shakespeare: Henry V., ii. 3.
 


 Hold the Fort.Holdfast. 

 
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