Help Hold

Syntax: hold <object>

HOLD is for lights, wands, staves, teleporters, and other miscellaneous
equipment.  There are several items that will only work correctly when held.

Using held items depends on the type of item.  Wands use 'zap', staves use
'brandish', scrolls use 'recite', and portals use 'enter'.  See the help on
each of these commands for more detailed information.  Other spells may
require you to hold objects as well.

You may not be able to hold an item if its alignment does not match yours, 
if it is too heavy for you, or if you are not experienced enough to use it