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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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China Times: China hands down heavy sentences in Kenya fraud case
Brian, who now works as a tiler in a bathroom unit factory in Cramlington, said: "The NUM has won this case hands down on two occasions and, to be honourable to the workforce which was so loyal to them, UK Coal should agree to make these payments.
Under the bizarre plan, young people would sit on a panel which hands down sentences to teenage thieves and vandals.