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An apparatus intended to hold in place a dependent or pendulous part, prolapsed organ, or joint.
See also: support.
Synonym(s): support (2)
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Tim's supporters strove to hold him off the floor so that his hand would still be above the grasping hands that shot up.
"I am a strong supporter of Lord Roberts," Lord Saxthorpe said, "and I believe in the vital necessity of some scheme for national service.
Summary: Hooghly (West Bengal) [India], July 25 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters allegedly thrashed a college professor here on Thursday for supporting students who refused to chant 'Mamata Zindabad' and 'TMC Zindabad' in Hooghly district of West Bengal.
" In her Instagram account, Kisses announced the onscreen break up, saying there is an ongoing plan from her supporters to assemble at ABS-CBN to appeal for the love team.
leaving a supporter of opposition All Liberian Party Candidate Telia Urey and two females of her campaign team allegedly flogged by people believed to supporters of the governing
Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrate after learning of initial poll results in Ahmedabad, India Image Credit: Reuters Indian Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters shout slogans and hold posters as they celebrate on the vote results day for India's general election at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
Supporters who are buying home stand tickets on general sale and who don't have previous purchase history at Rotherham will need to provide a recent utility bill and photographic ID.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday urged local candidates in the upcoming midterm polls to 'exercise strict control over their supporters' to prevent commotion during the campaign period.
CONVOY of the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Mohammed Musa Bello, on Saturday, attacked in a violent clash between the supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the popular Dei Dei market in Abuja.
Nico United supporters in Selebi Phikwe have vowed to help their team bounce back to the BTC Premiership.
Supporters not in possession of a ticket are urged not to travel.
SUNDERLAND are offering supporters the opportunity to buy tickets for the Boxing Day clash with Bradford, and donate them to families less fortunate.

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