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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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The Handless Maiden: Moriscos and the Politics of Religion in Early Modern Spain.
The act of making the speechless, the faceless and the handless a subject in and of itself worthy of moral consideration is an issue that has been explored by posthumanists and animal rightists or welfarists.
Matthews; "Beyond Echo and Cassandra: Finding the Voice of Inner Authority," by Kaitryn Sheehan Wertz; "Artemis and Bear Mothers: Fiercely Protective, Indomitable Women," by Jean Shinoda Bolen; "Guanyin and 'The Handless Maiden': A Feminine Path of Awakening," by Deborah Bowman; "'Love and Be Silent': Literary Reflections," by Josephine Evetts-Secker; "Writing for the Watcher: How Anne Frank Wrote the Most Famous Diary Ever Published," by Jim Kline; "'Clearing,'" by Robin van Loben Sels.
The commission blessed a bill on amending the law for the handicapped and referred it to the commission that handless issues concerning citizens of special needs.
At the top, in a small bare room, is a work by Robert Gober--a handless arm in plaster and gesso extending from the wall--that introduces a sudden note of gravity to the fanciful name.
This last story also has its macabre aspects, not least in the shape of a handless, if still apparently charismatic, French assailant, but such impositions are lain at the service of a melodrama charting the tribulations of a good man not given to weather, unmarked, the afflictions of fortune.
A week-long tropical storm floods the depressed city bringing more devastation as well as a new misery: The headless, handless body of a young woman in the Old Iron Bog.
For instance, the gaze of the speaker of "Gauley Bridge" falls upon a scene of poverty and racial inequity: "Camera at the crossing sees the city / a street of wooden walls and empty windows, / the doors shut handless in the empty street, / and the deserted Negro standing on the corner." In "The Book of the Dead," her photographic gaze exposes America: "seeing America / lie in a photograph of power, widened / before our forehead." The "lie," pun intended, is encapsulated in the photograph.
When a headless and handless torso washed up on a beach in Kent is identified as an influential banker, MI5 agent Kate Pendragon is sent to investigate.
District JudgeKatherine Forrestin Manhattan imposed the sentence on the one-eyed, handless Abu Hamza, whom jurors had found guilty of providing a satellite phone and advice to Yemeni militants who kidnapped Western tourists in 1998, leading to the deaths of four hostages.
At Treblinka, a tank engine was pragmatically repurposed to pump a colorless, odorless gas--carbon monoxide--into the brick murder rooms where the trapped waited, unaware that a handless strangler would soon dive down their throats and invade their cells.