Holies vs Holmes - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between holies and holmes

is that holies is used almost exclusively in (holy of holies) while holmes is (slang) an informal address, like man or dude or holmes can be .

holies

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Noun

(head)
  • Used almost exclusively in (Holy of Holies).
  • * Franz von Reber, Joseph Thacher Clarke, History of Ancient Art (1882) p. 146:
  • The holy of holies , a cubical space of ten cubits on the side, was separated from the larger antechamber by four columns, which were also covered with gold and stood upon silver sockets; they bore a second curtain of four colors.

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    holmes

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    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • , variant of Holme.
  • a Scottish habitational surname from the place near Dundonald.
  • Sherlock Holmes, fictional detective.
  • by extension, someone acting like, or showing the ability of Sherlock Holmes.
  • Derived terms

    * Holmesian * Holmesish

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