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  • adj. Alternative spelling of cack-handed.


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  • His cackhanded and unnecessary intervention in the dispute over the proposed Sufi Islam mosque and centre two blocks from Ground Zero in Manhattan – site of the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers has given his critics a new stick with which to beat the president and divided his own side.

    Barack Obama needs to learn how to do low politics as well as lofty

  • German Expressionists are stylistic show-boaters in comparison; Lucian Freud, a cackhanded academician.

    The 20th Century's Vermeer, or a Masturbatory Hack?

  • Instructed by her mother superior to visit her ailing uncle, Don Jaime, Viridiana (an astonishing performance by Silvia Pinal) is an uneasy guest at his country estate, troubled by his cackhanded efforts at seduction.

    The Spectator’s 50 Essential Films: Part Two

  • There's no point in being naive - it's fairly clear that liberal secularist reformers don't have enough support and a big enough head of steam to make a difference and it's also the case that the Bush admin bungled the democracy promotion angle and that, managed in a cackhanded manner, Western attempts to aid indigenous liberal democrats can have the overall effect of stripping them of domestic legitimacy.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • Actually darling, while the sun may provide heat and light for our solar system, to suggest that it heats and lights the entire universe is just a bit cackhanded.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The slow and cackhanded reaction is puzzling nonetheless.

    Economist on T1-Bet

  • I am honoured by those who think I wrote in the style of Dizzy Thinks, it's a cackhanded compliment.

    Ironed Sardines

  • Actually, this is rather more impressive than it looks, because the cackhanded research I did the first time around meant I wound up deleting about two thousand words.

    April 22nd, 2008

  • So cackhanded it made me laugh out loud this morning.

    I want the government to give me more presents.

  • But the crowning incident, of course, was the Piglet coffee-mug in an office, a whiny complaint, and cackhanded official action.

    Archive 2005-10-01


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  • Another synonym is mollyduker. I presume southpaw is kicking around somewhere although it seems to apply mainly to boxers and pitchers rather than anyone else. I'm wondering if there is a word for people who prefer a certain hand (or foot, etc.) for religious or superstitious reasons. The discussion on Wordcraft mentioned the Muslim angle.

    November 24, 2007

  • see also cack-handed

    November 24, 2007

  • See this discussion on Wordcraft

    November 24, 2007