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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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A handful of thern warriors stood just behind the little party.
Grimy sailors came down out of the foretop placidly announcing themselves as "a handful of private citizens of America, traveling simply for recreation and unostentatiously," etc.
I never heard a sailor proclaiming himself as a handful of American citizens traveling for recreation, but I wished he might trip and fall overboard, and so reduce his handful by one individual, at least.
No crown of life is promised to the town of Smyrna and its commerce, but to the handful of Christians who formed its "church.
Tearing the receptacle open, she gathered a handful of shiny cylinders--heavy for their size, they seemed to her, and good missiles.
I hurled these at the stranger bulls," and she held forth another handful of the shiny metal cylinders with the dull gray, cone-shaped ends.
The earth had indeed rolled away from under his land, and he, with his handful of people, stood surrounded by a silent tumult as of contending shades.
And he measured ten double handfuls of pearls, diamonds, and other gems, many of which, mounted by the most famous workmen, were valuable beyond their intrinsic worth.
They were already making ready their handfuls of mud to fling at her when the right moment arrived.
Different if Marine Dave Swerdlow hadn't found the courage to charge up those hills in the teeth of enemy gunfire on Iwo Jima, and later watch a handful of his buddies raise an American flag that sent a shiver of pride through an entire nation.
Located in Phnom Penh, CDC holds a ISP license from the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications Cambodia (MPTC) and, through AngkorNet, is one of only a handful of carriers authorized to provide Internet services in Cambodia.
30g handful: 224 cals, 23g fat OK, so they are good for you, but if you're weight-watching even a handful could get you in trouble.