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holding off

The effort by a pilot, during the final moments before landing, to keep the aircraft off the runway so that it touches down either at a lower speed, or in the case of tail-wheel aircraft, carries out a three-point landing.
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Neeson was very impressive when taking the A1 (28.68) holding off the challenges of Denwill Snowy and the very slow away and fast-finishing Best Colour.
Summary: DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Daddy Long Legs has won the $2 million UAE Derby, holding off a late charge from Yang Tse Kiang to give trainer Aidan O'Brien at least one victory Saturday.
Summary: BEIRUT: Champville pulled off a stunning 85-81 victory over WABA League and Asian Champions Cup holders Mahram of Iran Friday to bring a happy end to a difficult week to hand the Lebanese side the initiative in Group B.The Lebanese league leaders led from start to finish, holding off one of the continent' strongest teams to banish memories of Sunday's ugly scenes
The first 10 minutes of the game were entertaining with both sides offering action going forward, but it was Hull who took the lead - with O'Meley holding off two tackles before he charged over.
Flying Scot Easton led throughout the opener, run in the dry, just holding off the determined Hill by 0.058 seconds.
Qatar, which signed a letter of intent for the A350s last year and is slated to be the aircraft's largest customer, is holding off on signing a definitive purchase agreement pending the redesign, which is expected to be completed this summer.
Yule logs and lighted trees, holding off the seemingly endless night, are examples of such adaptations.
The company, which sells space on billboards and posters at roadsides and rail stations, said both political parties and regular advertisers were holding off until the date - expected to be May 5 - was finally confirmed.