from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small bridge with a hand-rail.


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  • At a point where a hand-bridge crossed the skirting creek, the boy dismounted.

    The Call of the Cumberlands

  • They were too intent on the business in hand to observe that Mr. and Mrs. Porter and several guests were already on the hand-bridge which crossed the haw-haw.

    Tom Brown at Oxford

  • And from that stile a foot-path led down a slope of grass land to the little river, and over a hand-bridge, and up another meadow full of trees and bushes, to a gate which came out into the road again a little to this side of the Moonstock Inn, saving a quarter of a mile of road, which ran straight up the valley and turned square at the stone bridge to get to the same inn.

    Erema — My Father's Sin


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