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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 size of these profits were sufficiently large to help keep the mission afloat because they were in the hands of a monopoly, and this monopoly had been granted to the Portuguese.
What's more, nuclear weapons are dangerous not only in the hands of terrorists or "renegade states"; they are equally destructive in our own.