from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A popular name for paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand, such as is produced by lead-poisoning; wrist-drop.
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Piping is also much faster and much cleaner than trying to hand-drop this batter.
If I've worked with the person before then I've already got a post-hypnotic reinduction signal which I'll employ or if I know the person's an experienced trance subject who I haven't worked with then I'll go witht he hand-drop or the finger-thumb or some other instant or rapid induction with the Elman eye lock and numbers as a deepener.
And as they were doing the furrows, why, the wife, or somebody-a child — would walk along and hand-drop the seed.