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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A clean glove often hides a dirty hand.  1
A clean hand wants no washing.  2
A hand which thou canst not bite, kiss and put on thine head.  Arabian.  3
A taking hand will never want.  4
Hand in use is father of lear (of learning, skill).  5
Hand over head as men took the covenant.  Franklin.  6
He has three hands, right, left, and a little behind hand. (Said of a tardy person.)  7
It is a bad hand that refuses to guard the head.  8
Many hands make quick work.  German, Dutch.  9
Nothing enters into a close hand.  10
No one cuts the hand that gives.  Turkish.  11
One hand does not go a counselling.  Accra (Africa).  12
One hand may wash the other but both the face.  13
One hand must wash the other or both will be dirty.  Danish.  14
One pair of heels is often worth two pair of hands.  15
Open hand makes open hand.  German.  16
Put not thy hand between the bark and the tree.  17
Put your hand no further than your sleeve will reach.  18
The hand that kindles cannot quench the flame.  Byron.  19
The right hand is slave to the left.  Italian.  20
There is no better sign of a brave mind than a hard hand.  Shakespeare.  21
Two hands are for the defence of one head.  Turkish.  22
Were it not for the fingers the hand would be a spoon.  Western African.  23
White hands are no offence.  Spanish.  24

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