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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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Take it from Esquire writer Tom Chiarella, who wrote an ode to a proper handshake that we can't help but endorsing:
According to the paper, transfer of bacteria did not increase sign"cantly for the prolonged high-"ve, but transfer via "st-bump' was signi"-cantly increased by prolonging the greeting for three seconds when compared with the handshake.
If an inadvertent handshake at a memorial service in South Africa helps make that happen, it would be a positive development, one that Nelson Mandela might have applauded.
Dominant handshakes (when you try to get your hand on top) are bad form.
ARSENE WENGER has banned handshakes to stop a virus spreading through the Arsenal squad - so players are touching elbows instead.
Rangers boss Hughes said: "I'd like the handshakes scrapped.
The Premier League has confirmed the traditional pre-match handshakes will take place when QPR host Chelsea at Loftus Road.
The Premier League did not cancel the pre-match handshake between Manchester United and Liverpool last season, when Luis Suarez refused to shake the hand of Patrice Evra.
Hughes, meanwhile, wants to know the plans of Ferdinand and the rest of the Rangers team before the game, and it is understood the QPR manager will announce whether his team's players will snub Terry's handshake at this afternoon's pre-match press conference following the meeting with his players.
After taking legal advice, the Premier League have now decided to suspend the handshake convention.
The Football Association cancelled the pre-match handshake when the two clubs met in the FA Cup in January.
Is your handshake style helping you create rapport or sabotaging your sales and costing you thousands of dollars per year?