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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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Use to top a baked sweet potato | Salad made from one hardboiled egg sliced, six cooked asparagus stems, five steamed new potatoes, drizzled with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar | Any veggie soup and wholemeal roll with a handful of grapes or an apple to follow | Wholemeal pitta filled with vegetable chilli and topped with 1tbsp of plain yoghurt | Half a tin of low-sugar baked beans on two slices of granary toast c t ed rt DINNERS | Roast lamb dinner made with two slices of m roa b t |he fry 1 chopp with blueberries cocon bro | lean meat, three potatoes roasted in olive oil or five boiled new potatoes, plus a large portion of mixed green veg and carrots - covering around half of the plate | Prawn curry.
A quarter of an avocado; a tablespoon of nut butter; a matchboxsized portion of cheese (goat's cheese or feta are good); or a small handful of nuts/seeds.
Serves 4 Ingredients 1 aubergine 1 courgette 1 sweet potato 1 florette cauliflower 1 large onion 2 red chillies Handful chopped mushrooms 1/2 tsp garlic puree 1/2 inch sliced fresh ginger 1/2 tbsp brown sugar 1/2 tbsp salt Lime leaf 1/2 pack of masala spice mix 1 tin chopped tomatoes 1 tin coconut milk 25ml coconut oil 1tsp mustard seeds Handful curry leaves Handful coriander leaves Lime juice, sugar, salt to taste
based film professionals are working to make a film adaptation of Tayeb Salih's short story "A Handful of Dates":
Scatter over a large handful (100g) of leftover stuffing (a sausage stuffing works well) and about 100g of leftover cooked turkey, then top with 100g of sliced mozzarella.
6 BIG PICTURE: Finding inspiration everywhere 11 READERS' LIVES: First-time crime writer Barbara Henderson shares a handful of reads which have inspired 12 CULTURE DAILY: A snapshot from another month of cultural doings in The Journal 29 MY IPOD: Choreographer Liv Lorent lets us put a glass up to her latest playlist 25 5 QUESTIONS FOR: Film producer and Riverside regular Hazel Plater 34 10 THINGS: A double handful of attractive dates for your diary 36 NEW MUSIC: Prepare to bask in the tuneful rays of Suntrapp 42 BOOKS: Alfie Crow's debut novel mashes crime with comedy to impressive effect 44 CLASSICAL: The Brinkburn baton is passed on 66 FINAL SAY: Actor George Irving closes up
IN response to Coun David Cook who very indignantly says that on May 25, a handful of individuals calling themselves the English Defence League are to march through Newcastle and goes on to make his protestations about it.
uk 1 FOR THE PESTO You're going to need a handful of fresh basil leafs, one clove of garlic, three tsp of olive oil, a good handful of grated parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper to taste.
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Fork over the areas to loosen the top inch of soil and mix in a handful of compost before raking it to a fine tilth.
serves four) Takes 5 minutes to make, 25 minutes to cook INGREDIENTS 12 chipolatas (16 if small) 1 red onion, cut into fine wedges 400g cherry tomatoes on the vine Handful of green beans 2 tbsp olive oil 150g crumbled feta Handful of fresh basil leaves Salt and pepper Crusty bread, or new potatoes, to serve METHOD 1.