Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A Spanish anarchistic society, many of the members of which were imprisoned in 1883.
  • A lawless or blackmailing secret society, esp. among Italians.

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  • n. a secret terrorist society in the United States early in the 20th century

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Examples

  • Camorra, in other words the Black Hand, in other words the cruel and sinister Sicilian terrorists named the Mafia.

    The Day of the Boomer Dukes

  • I will start with the IMRO (VMRO) in Macedonia and Bulgaria, proceed to Serbia and its union with death ( "Union or Death", aka the Black Hand), study the Ustasha in detail and end with the current mutation of

    Terrorists and Freedom Fighters

  • I could well imagine such a fellow spreading terror in the hearts of simple folk by merely pressing both temples with his thumbs and drawing his long bony fore-finger under his throat -- the so-called Black Hand sign that has shut up many a witness in the middle of his testimony even in open court.

    The Silent Bullet

  • As the Black Hand was a "government within a government," and unofficial, Belgrade could always pretend to be ignorant of its doings.

    Twenty Years Of Balkan Tangle

  • I could well imagine such a fellow spreading terror in the hearts of simple folk by merely pressing both temples with his thumbs and drawing his long bony forefinger under his throat -- the so-called Black Hand sign that has shut up many a witness in the middle of his testimony even in open court.

    Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes Detective Stories

  • The Black Hand was the precursor of the Great Serbia dream.

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows

  • a fellow spreading terror in the hearts of simple folk by merely pressing both temples with his thumbs and drawing his long bony fore-finger under his throat -- the so-called Black Hand sign that has shut up many a witness in the middle of his testimony even in open court.

    Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3

  • He wanted to know about where the Tuscans usually headed for when they left Ellis Island, what sort of gangs they had in New York and what kind of Black Hand deviltry they were most given to.

    Shorty McCabe

  • With each subway ride and opening of the book, I was making trips across the Atlantic, moving through Ellis Island, and then around those same narrow streets either battling the Black Hand or searching for healing powers in Chinatown.

    Christopher Herz: A True Interactive Connection

  • The only way I saw that happening was if I had something I could use to blackmail the Black Hand.

    Crescendo

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