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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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It was handed down to her from her Mum, and will form the eleventh recipe card.
Three of the private newspapers including L'Observateur, Talassa and Le Trottoir were suspended for four months while Le Glaive was handed down a suspension of two months.
Cairo: Egypt's Court of Cassation on Sunday accepted an appeal against the life sentence handed down to former president Hosni Mubarak for his involvement in the deaths of protesters in 2011 and ordered a retrial.
l The Foreign Ministry last night rejected any intervention in sentences handed down by an independent judiciary following a fair trial.
William Balfour was found guilty of the 2008 murders of Darnell Donerson, Jason Hudson and Julian King in May, and a Chicago court handed down three life terms on Wednesday.
NFU director of policy Martin Haworth said: "The outcome of this two-day hearing will be critically important to cattle farmers struggling to cope with the effects of TB, and we hope that judgment will be handed down as swiftly as possible.
Greek authorities have handed down Friday an emaciated Bulgarian citizen at the Ilinden - Exochi checkpoint.
WASSIT / Aswat al-Iraq: Two suspects convicted in the bombing attacks that hit Kut last August were handed down a death sentence, a judicial source said on Wednesday.
The 20-month suspension was handed down to Sheys Rezai.
A British court has handed down jail terms to three Pakistan cricketers and an agent for fixing parts of a test match against England at Lord's.
The Better Sleep Council estimates that nearly 70 percent of old beds are handed down, often repeatedly, to children.
As Pauline Shaw, 47, was lead to the cells at Belfast Crown Court, brothers of her husband Stephen erupted in fury at the minimum life term handed down with shouts of "slut, killer" thrown at her.