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Hand

A unit of length equivalent to four inches. It is used in the sale and use of horses.
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When walking up the High Street he dragged Miss Wellbeloved into an alleyway, pushed her against a wall and put a hand around her throat.
He was holding an emery cloth in his gloved hand around the rotating lathe when his hand came into contact with the lathe.
Wrap one hand around the chest with the thumb over the heart on one side and the first two to three fingers over the heart on the other side.
Malarkey spoke about the images in which 70-year-old Stchi was seen with his hand around Lawson's throat during a fight outside a London eatery three weeks ago - for which he later accepted a police caution, the Mirror reported.
IN A BLINK Blink, and upon opening your eyes You may face a different scene, You rank change from what was there before, For better or worse, For change hangs in the gap between heartbeats, It is the unknown self, the aura around you That tracks the second hand around the clock face, Lurking in the pause separating each breath That you take, Life does veer off course, and it can change At any given moment, Beware of complacency, never defy The gods of circumstance, If you do, the unexpected will crawl upon you And send you spinning out of control, Blink, and you could find yourself out of sequence, Beyond the contours of reality, Spinning from here - off the map