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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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"Dorian," said Lord Henry at last, as the chaud-froid was being handed round, "what is the matter with you to-night?
They mixed the wine in the mixing-bowls, and the swineherd gave every man his cup, while Philoetius handed round the bread in the bread baskets, and Melanthius poured them out their wine.
The muffin last nightif it had been handed round once, I think it would have been enough."