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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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Diva research was quietly disrupted by a handless maiden.
A similar effect is achieved by Pier da Medicina's cloven throat, chopped off nose, and single ear ("una orecchia sola"), by Mosca dei Lamberti's handless stumps ("moncherin") raised in the air, and by Curio's slit tongue.
Handless, para robar los retratos hechos por el Mulato, sobrevive al tsunami y al envenenamiento que sufre junto a Del Pozo en la pampa.
Putnam remarks that due to the differences between the causal environments in which normal thinkers and brains in vats are ensconced, the semantic properties of the language of the brain in a vat differ from those of the language spoken by his normal unenvatted counterpart (this difference may enable one to argue that one is not a handless brain in a vat).
Handless by choice, I struggle and dream of caresses for all human beings.
The employee testified she would not have used the phone at all had company safety managers told her studies have shown even handless cell-phone use poses a greater risk of traffic accidents.
There they come / the beheaded, / the handless, / the dismembered," the poet Maria Rivera recently wrote in "Los Muertos" ("The Dead"), a piece she read aloud at last year's National March for Peace in Mexico City.
The two anonymous characters of scene eleven complete the desecration, turning the problem of what to do with the Admiral's headless and handless corpse into carnivalesque comedy.
The ride can be firm-ish on some surfaces but overall it handless nicely and offers a decent drive.