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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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Stationary apparatus or hand tools for forming or binding straw or hay into bundles; Hand-operated implements for cutting-up hay or straw; Hand-operated implements for threshing; Threshing machines; Threshing devices for combines; Threshing machines with flails; Threshing devices with flails for combines; Threshing machines adapted for special crops; Threshing devices for combines adapted for special crops; Parts or details of threshing machines; Parts or details of threshing devices for combines; Hand-operated baling apparatus; Baling presses for straw, hay, or the like; Straw conveyers for threshing machines or baling presses; Devices for securing threshing machines or baling presses to the ground, e.
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Features of the Max-Hand Model 2000 durometer are said to include the ability to read maximum and creep; cost-effective and hand-operated use; the ability to hold maximum reading until reset; a custom carrying case; a one-year warranty; and it conforms to ASTM D-2240 and is NIST traceable.
In the process industries it is vital that the distributed control system or control room receives a 100 per cent-trustworthy signal from hand-operated gate, globe or rising stem valves.
Some of Nissan's best-selling models have been fitted with an array of extras such as pedal transfer and push-pull hand-operated brakes and accelerator levers designed to keep people with disabilities mobile.
Offer a choice of foot and hand mechanical controls or hand-operated pilot controls, both of which incorporate the standard auxiliary hydraulics function
In place of the hand clutch is a centrifugal clutch, linked to a six-speed transmission with a hand-operated shift lever down by the rider's left leg.
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