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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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First, unlike poor hand-to-mouth households, the wealthy hand-to-mouth are not predominantly young households with low incomes.
The importance of addressing the hand-to-mouth ritual has yet to be determined, but to date, the Nicotrol(R)/Nicorette(R) Inhaler is the only nicotine replacement therapy cleared by the FDA to provide the comfort of these smoking behaviors.
This could be through hand-to-mouth behaviours such as eating oily food without washing your hands, or because the PBDEs are absorbed into the blood from the skin," she stated.
A group of struggling art students eke out a hand-to-mouth life, barely making enough to eat and pay the rent; when an innocent nineteen-year-old girl with exceptional talent joins them, a complex love triangle ensues
These exposures can result from hand-to-mouth behavior and more time spent on the floors of their homes and in contact with soils.
One Thai processor said: "Fishing remains poor, but when the price reaches more than $1,000 per tonne, packers work on a hand-to-mouth basis and that invariably results in a price adjustment.
AN ENGINEER who spent 13 months in solitary confinement in a Saudi prison has revealed how he is living a hand-to-mouth existence on just pounds 50-a-week benefits.
He said: "I can assure you if you are on the bottom line you are living hand-to-mouth.
CPSC staff believes children are exposed to arsenic through hand-to-mouth contact when they touch the wood and place their hands in their mouths.
Geraint Davies, of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers Cymru said, "Currently it is a hand-to-mouth existence for schools.
She has been called an archetypal bohemian, but her hand-to-mouth Greenwich Village existence during the Depression was not unusual, and she reacted to the situation as many did, by looking for socially responsible solutions--Marxism and communism among them--to the period's brutal and inequitable conditions.
Infants exploit their hand-to-mouth existence--whatever their hands grasp gets jammed into their mouths--to learn how to communicate with precisely timed words and gestures, according to other investigators.