Hand


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Hand

A unit of length equivalent to four inches. It is used in the sale and use of horses.
References in classic literature ?
"I had the best hand before the draw, and I still guess I got it."
Pendleton told me," nodded Pollyanna, again; "about the woman's hand and heart, or the child's presence, you know.
But just then the wrist I held leaped from my hand, and the hand clasped like a steel trap about my wrist.
Suddenly, he clapped his large hand on the housekeeper's, like a trap, as she stretched it across the table.
Like the jed who had brought me, he was frightfully scarred, and also decorated with the breastplate of human skulls and dried dead hands which seemed to mark all the greater warriors among the Warhoons, as well as to indicate their awful ferocity, which greatly transcends even that of the Tharks.
Set your mind at rest!" Levin heard Lizaveta Petrovna saying, as she slapped the baby's back with a shaking hand.
Jasper, still walking in the centre, hand to shoulder on either side, beautifully turns the Refrain of a drinking song, and they all go up to his rooms.
But the stage-manager, holding his chin in the hollow of his right hand, which is the attitude of profound thought, said:
The shoemaker looked up as before, but without removing a hand from his work.
And this time I saw, in the writing of the ghostly hand, these words only:
As the tomahawk flew noiselessly through the air to Lerumie's hand, just as noiselessly, the next instant, it flew through the air from his hand into the hand of the fat Mary with the nursing child who stood behind the mate.
The blow that shore the hand from off this arm was aimed at thy head, O King; I stayed it with my naked arm.