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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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Radial club hand represents a wide spectrum of congenital anomalies of the pre-axial or radial side of the upper limb ranging from mild hypoplasia of musculature to complete absence of structures.
WAYNE Roberts, of Banks Bitter Wrexham Sunday League club Hand Hotel, was banned for five matches by the North East Wales FA's disciplinary commission for a second red card of the season.
John Barry Davies, of Banks's Bitter Wrexham Sunday League Club Hand Hotel, was also fined pounds 100 with pounds 46 costs and there is to be no review of his ban for two years.
The Almondvale club hand out 1,000 tickets to kids for each home match trying to build up local support.
Left) Debbie Hayles, from Birmingham City Football Club hands Paul Fahy his camera back.
IT is a strange state of affairs when the manager of a football club hands out that dreaded vote of confidence to the chairman.

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