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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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Sergeant Shane Davies, a forensic investigator for Dyfed-Powys Police, said he was unable to say whether the car had been left without its handbrake on or whether Kiara had accidentally lowered it herself while playing.
Engagement is quick and light: it requires just five to six pounds of pressure on the stick to lock the rear wheels, which is less than that required for a hydraulic handbrake.
One said: "He parked it by furniture shop, left handbrake off, lucky no accidents."
Then, in a dangerous act which had "chilling echoes" of the manslaughter of PC Joe Carroll more than 10 years ago, Poxon pulled the handbrake of the unmarked police car as it drove at 48mph close to a bridge off a slip road of the A189 spine road near Bedlington.
A LARGE Poundland lorry smashed into a popular shopping centre after "kids let the handbrake off".
A SHOPPER was fatally injured by an out-of-control van after the driver failed to pull up the handbrake.
Drunken teenager pulled handbrake of moving taxi A DRUNKEN teenager who pulled on the handbrake of a taxi as they were travelling threatened the driver who admonished him, a court heard.
The court heard that the handbrake had been fully applied moments before the crash, but it is not known who applied it.
Wilson also revealed that most of his council's trucks have a passenger seated next to the driver, in reach of the handbrake and wheel.
FORMER Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit says he feels sorry for the current squad - because they are forced to play with the handbrake on.
Gullit said: "After a great, attractive first half of the season Mourinho then put the handbrake on.