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 Han’aper.i. Hand (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hand.
 
A measure of length = four inches. Horses are measured up the fore leg to the shoulder, and are called 14, 15, 16 (as it may be), hands high.   1
 


 Han’aper.i. Hand (A). 

 
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