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  • n. Alternative spelling of ham-fistedness.


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  • Clangers are his house speciality, the mystery only how someone of his staggering incompetence has managed to be selected for more Test matches than Donald Bradman and, as Ian Chappell has succinctly put it, even The Don's batting wouldn't compensate for such hamfistedness.

    New Zealand's boundary bounty should not be demeaned by cries of 'fix'

  • Yesterday, though, as his hamfistedness let England off the hook to reach a position from which already they should go on to win the first Test, it was apparent that indeed it is possible.

    Eoin Morgan makes careless Pakistan pay as England take control

  • For all the hamfistedness sometimes evinced in the original series and to a greater extent in those later reboots, the show had one redeeming quality that has been named again and again by commentators and critics over the years: a certain sense of optimism.

    Star Trek

  • But the other thing on this economic issue, I think that the hamfistedness we have seen in Washington over the last couple of days, partly through the auto hearings, I mean, what you showed on television last night were those jets coming in and that PR disaster they had.

    CNN Transcript Nov 20, 2008

  • Once again, the DI shows a surprising amount of hamfistedness and cluelessness while trying to be funny.

    Monty Python it is not - The Panda's Thumb

  • For all its hamfistedness, it captures something about the tyranny of the ballet world and, by extension, the neurotic imprisonment of female body image. Chronicle

  • The controversial decision to allow a third runway at Heathrow was presented, with similar hamfistedness, as a green measure.

    Climate Ark Climate Change & Global Warming RSS Newsfeed

  • I think what I was trying to say makes sense despite my hamfistedness.

    Whiskey Fire

  • The hamfistedness of the release of this report at this time is a good sign of how poor the awareness of the Port’s management is of what is going on – not just here but all around the world.

    Vancouver port plans big spending for expansion « Stephen Rees’s blog

  • The company’s hamfistedness earned it the enmity of many fans, who undertook a boycott of all things Marvel.

    Archive 2005-11-20


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