Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A finger-post; a guide-post.

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Examples

  • It reached the hand-post, when a voice from the inside cried, ‘Stop here!’

    A Changed Man

  • Long Ash Lane cut athwart them, right and left; and they saw that at the junction of the four ways, under the hand-post, a grave was dug, into which, as the choir drew nigh, a corpse had just been thrown by the four Sidlinch men employed for the purpose.

    A Changed Man

  • Twenty minutes passed, and the girl returned miserably to the hand-post, still to wander back to her retreat behind the sedge, and lead any chance comer from the opposite quarter to believe that she had not yet reached this ultimate point beyond which a meeting with Christopher was impossible.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • The young pupil-teacher — for she was the object of their scrutiny — re-approached the spot whereon she had been accustomed for the last many weeks of her journey home to meet Christopher, now for the first time missing, and again she seemed reluctant to pass the hand-post, for that marked the point where the chance of seeing him ended.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • Miss Melbury, having gone forward quite in the rear of the rest, was one of the first to return, and the excitement being contagious, she ran laughing towards Marty, who still stood as a hand-post to guide her; then, passing on, she flew round the fatal bush where the undergrowth narrowed to a gorge.

    The Woodlanders

  • Luke smacked his palm against the white hand-post with such force that it shook.

    A Changed Man; and other tales

  • The same evening he started on foot over the hill to Chalk-Newton, passing the hand-post, and saying as he glanced at the spot, 'Thank God: he's not there!'

    A Changed Man; and other tales

  • Lane cut athwart them, right and left; and they saw that at the junction of the four ways, under the hand-post, a grave was dug, into which, as the choir drew nigh, a corpse had just been thrown by the four Sidlinch men employed for the purpose.

    A Changed Man; and other tales

  • It reached the hand-post, when a voice from the inside cried, 'Stop here!'

    A Changed Man; and other tales

  • The young pupil-teacher -- for she was the object of their scrutiny -- re-approached the spot whereon she had been accustomed for the last many weeks of her journey home to meet Christopher, now for the first time missing, and again she seemed reluctant to pass the hand-post, for that marked the point where the chance of seeing him ended.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

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