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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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I begged him to do me the favour of presiding; and my request being seconded by the other boys who were in that room, he acceded to it, and sat upon my pillow, handing round the viands - with perfect fairness, I must say - and dispensing the currant wine in a little glass without a foot, which was his own property.
They're always handing round party invites but not to my son.
And they're always handing round party invitations but not to my son.