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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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For tomato plants, I dig a hole, drop in handfuls of sand and cow manure, and then set in the plant and cover up the roots.
Makes 3 servings 3 tsp olive oil 9 eggs 1/2 tsp mixed herbs 1 handful broccoli, chopped small 1 handful sliced courgette 1 red pepper, sliced 1 red onion, chopped 1 handful fresh spinach 1.
|Porridge (two handfuls oats for men, one for women) made with any type of milk and topped with a handful of blueberries and raspberries, plus 1 tbsp chopped nuts and seeds.
Add a handful of whatever takes your fancy to create your own version.
In anticipation of Maryland adopting the Uniform Bar Exam next year, a handful of attorneys who are licensed in other UBE states and offer legal services to low-income Marylanders needed to know whether they would have to take the state's bar exam in February, prompting the need for an emergency measure.
| Spinach and pepper omelette (made with 2 eggs for men, 1 for women), plus a handful of chopped red pepper and two handfuls of spinach.
INGREDIENTS: (Serves 2) 2tsp olive oil 1/2 a fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced 4 ripe tomatoes, quartered 4 anchovy fillets, chopped Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 250g monkfish fillet or tail, membrane removed and cut into 3cm-thick medallions A handful of Greek olives, pitted and chopped A handful of coriander leaves, chopped A handful of basil leaves A handful of dill, chopped METHOD: 1.
Its foolish to pretend that a small handful will curb the peanut craving.
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Porridge blueberries BREAKFASTS | Porridge made with semi-skimmed milk and a handful of blueberries | Spicy scrambled eggs made with two eggs, a little semi-skimmed milk and 1/2tsp of chilli or cayenne pepper on two slices of granary toast | Banana smoothie, made by blending a banana and a handful of berries with a small glass of semi-skimmed milk | Two-egg omelette, cooked with half a chopped red pepper and a handful of spinach | Pot of full-fat Greek yoghurt with sliced banana and a handful of almonds Leak and LUNCHES | Spicy three-bean jacket potato.