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 Hand-in-Hand.Hand of Justice. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Hand of Cards.
The whole deal of cards given to a single player. The cards which he holds in his hand.   1
“A saint in heaven would grieve to see such ‘hand’
Cut up by one who will not understand.”
Crabbe: Borough.

 Hand-in-Hand.Hand of Justice. 

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