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HAND. That part of the human body at the end of the arm.
     2. Formerly the hand was considered as the symbol of good faith, and some contracts derive their names from the fact that the hand was used in making them; as handsale, (q.v.) mandatum, (q.v.) which comes from a mandata. The hand is still used for various legal or forensic purposes. When a person is accused of a crime and he is arraigned, and he is asked to hold up his right hand; and when one is sworn as a witness, he is required to lay his right hand on the Bible, or to hold it up.
     3. Hand is also the name of a measure of length used in ascertaining the height of horses. It is four inches long. See Measure: Ell.
     4. In a figurative sense, by hand is understood a particular form of writing; as if B writes a good hand. Various kinds of hand have been used, as, the secretary hand, the Roman hand, the court hand, &c. Wills and contracts may be written in any of these, or any other which is intelligible.

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The company has been serving the needs of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community since 1992 when it first established Hands On Sign Language Services, Inc.
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Held each spring, Hands On San Francisco Day is a single day of community service that brings together more than 1,500 people, including representatives of San Francisco corporations, community leaders and individual teams of volunteers.
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Corporate volunteer events are a great way for local companies to introduce their employees to the benefits of volunteering," said Jessica Russell, executive director of Hands On San Francisco.
Hands On San Francisco ("Hands On"), a non-profit volunteer organization, today announced that Hands On San Francisco Day, one of San Francisco's largest citywide days of volunteerism, will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2002.
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