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 v. Hand.Hands. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hands.
 
Persons employed in a factory. We say so many head of cattle; horse-dealers count noses. Races are won by the nose, and factory work by the hand, but cattle have the place of honour.   1
 


 v. Hand.Hands. 

 
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