hold the chair

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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.
Wernaa has been a Core Faculty member at Cambridge College since 2006, and is the second professor to hold the Chair.
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.
It was during his involvement with the group that it first came up with the idea to hold the Chair Luge Competition during Oktoberfest.
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.
The team had to literally hold the chair up and they had to be careful not to fall.
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?
Quinn, 71, is to hold the chair for the spring semesters of 2001 and 2002, teaching a graduate seminar on the papacy and Christian unity.
It was the county's turn to hold the chair in the normal rotation on the panel, but some Transportation Commission members said Lacey should get the post because Schillo held it in 1993 as a Thousand Oaks councilman.