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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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Older readers will revel in her reminiscences of hand milking, pig killing, preparing geese and poultry for the Christmas market and the characters of the post-war Welsh countryside.
The udder structure was similar with a good medial suspensory ligament, good teat placement and good hand milking size.
But the victorious winner said, ``I had not realised how difficult hand milking could be.