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- Manually; without the use of automation or machines.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. with the hands, in distinction from instrumentality of tools, engines, or animals; as, to weed a garden by hand; to lift, draw, or carry by hand.
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- adv. without the use of a machine
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This was a far easier way of irrigating by hand than the traditional shaduf, a single bucket that had to be dipped into the river itself.
There were thick veal cutlets, pounded by hand until tender and then panfried in a light batter and served with fried potatoes.
Another narrative, from a 1607 voyage, says that the men of that party “lived on Tortoises, Dodos, Pigeons, Turtle-doves, grey Parrots and other game, which they caught by hand in the woods.”
Her charts were covered with blood and her gyrocompass was wrecked; steered by hand machinery, listing, and with her bow under water, she stumbled down the starboard side of the British battle line.
Over rolling prairies, without wood on the trail, although generally in sight on the right or left, with occasional small ponds and several bad sloughs, across which the wagons were hauled over by hand to Lake Henry -- a handsome, wooded lake; good wood and grass; water from small pond; not very good.
You know how, long ere the chill April day began to dawn, they had drawn, by horse power and by hand power, the cherished stores into safe hiding-places in the depth of friendly forest-coverts.
Matthew sailed on July 4, 1783, with his wife and surviving children from New York City on the British transport Hope, wintered with some four hundred other refugees in canvas tents at Sorel northeast of Montréal, and in the spring of 1784 proceeded by bateaux up the St. Lawrence River, dragging the boats by hand up numerous rapids to Adolphustown on the Bay of Quinte, where they arrived on June 16, 1784.
That meant he had to be led by hand from the ICW to the latrine or to the sidewalk for a smoke.
Sawing by hand means squatting or kneeling in the bole.
My levels are as high as those of workers at those nasty electronics recycling facilities in developing countries, where toxic-laden electronics are destroyed by hand with little or no protective gear.