“The bell winds the rope onto its wheel as it completes the rotation, such that the sallie is lifted towards the ceiling (the "handstroke").”
“So, in a moment, I could lay all these troubles by, which were after all and truly none of mine; swim clear of the Appin murder; get forth out of handstroke of all the”
David Balfour, Second Part Being Memoirs Of His Adventures At Home And Abroad, The Second Part: In Which Are Set Forth His Misfortunes Anent The Appin Murder; His Troubles With Lord Advocate Grant; Captivity On The Bass Rock; Journey Into Holland And France; And Singular Relations With James More Drummond Or Macgregor, A Son Of The Notorious Rob Roy, And His Daughter Catriona
“I implore you, fair sir, to spare me a little of your time and a handstroke or two ere you go upon your way! ”
“He wes that carefu 'o' himsel an 'lazy that if it hedna been for the siller, a've often thocht, Milton, he wud never hae dune a handstroke o' wark in the Glen.”
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