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hold the wire

To remain on the telephone line until someone is available. Please hold the wire while I see if Mrs. Smith is available.
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There are various ways to overcome this problem, including removing the guide wire and trying again, getting rid of the loop by holding the wire with forceps at the vesicoureteric junction, and straightening the loop or try different types of guide wires.
Horace added: "I fell in the water and I was hanging on by holding the wire. I was helped back on the boat very fast.
Using a #3 flat tip screwdriver from the General Mechanics Tool Kit, pry loose the pin holding the wire to the center of the cap.
In the latter case, iodine is a crucial linchpin in holding the wire together.
Clip one end off the bobby pins so they slide easily into the gaps while holding the wire.
It is thought the plastic conductor holding the wire to a wooden pole snapped because of the sub-zero conditions.
The tape holding the wire to the pipe was blown off and the tracer wire insulation was punctured but no physical damage to the pipe was observed.
I carry her dolls from the house to the Avenida Juarez, holding the wire ribs, the faces built of strips of plaster wrapped in her necklaces,
I tie a string or fishline to the staple holding the wire at one end of the snap trap and tie the other end to a chair leg, brick, or something heavy to prevent the trap from being pulled out of sight by a caught but not killed animal.
Holding the wires in place, thread a nut onto the screw and tighten it with the screwdriver and pliers.
Gently insert strong pieces of wire into it by holding the wires in position with pliers and then tapping the head of the pliers with a small hammer.
Amaireh who had one arm inside Tonton and another holding the wires with which she moves the muppet's tiny arms sat on a low cushioned stool fitted with wheels.
Are there an appropriate number of clips (every 6 in.) holding the wires in the channels?