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Two people would have to hold the chair, and a third would help him up on it, and hold him there, and a fourth would hand him a nail, and a fifth would pass him up the hammer, and he would take hold of the nail, and drop it.
Pakistan continued to hold the Chair beyond the normal period of two years.
Pakistan is the current Chair of the D-8, and it continues to hold the Chair beyond the normal period of two years.
I am delighted to announce that Professor Anthony D Costa will be the first person to hold the Chair, and will take up his position on 1 May this year, Ms Asher said.
Turkey will hold the Chair of COE's Committee of Ministers for six months till May 11, 2011.
senator, said a national search for a professor to hold the chair will begin in the fall with the new faculty member expected to begin at OU for the 2011-12 school year.
Weidner will hold the chair for as long as he is a member of the faculty.
We, in District A, think an independent person should hold the chair at the EGM.
Well, someone's got to hold the chair while they tie the knot, haven't they?
In 1976 he became the first person to hold the chair of literary semiology at the College de France.
Ackoff, who will hold the chair as a visiting professor, is nationally known for his pioneering efforts in management science.