from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shake of the hand: as, a cordial hand-shake.


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  • Leaders said they hoped the deal - cemented in a series of votes and hand-shake agreements - would encourage the free-wheeling bipartisan debates that are part of the chamber's lore but have become increasingly rare as the highly partisan Senate of the 21st century has become bogged down in procedural maneuverings.

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  • Despite his sixty years and snow-white hair, his hand-shake was firmly hearty, and he showed no signs of decrepitude, walking with a quick, snappy step, making all movements definitely and decisively.

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  • Her kiss would be like her hand-shake or the way she looked at one, firm and frank.

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  • To begin the verification process, the Doctor held out his hand in greeting but Churchill turned his expected hand-shake into a gesture of supplication - palm upwards and the fingers crooked in a "give it over" movement.


  • In death, Hussein couldn't disclose what George W. Bush's first Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said during that famous hand-shake meeting in 1983, nor whether he got an alleged message from Vice President George H.W. Bush in the mid-1980s about how best to deploy Iraq's air force against Iran, nor if then-deputy CIA director Robert Gates was running interference for Iraq's military supply line in the 1980s.

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  • They may ban him from using the secret hand-shake or not let him in the club house.

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  • No doubt, a handful of fans were pining to walk up the aisle with Tarentino, so they couldmaneuver an up-close look- or in the alternative- land a hand-shake or two in the lobby?

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  • A hand-shake raises HOPE for Zimbabwe's political crisis.

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  • No doubt, a handful of fans were pining to walk up the aisle with Tarentino, so they could maneuver an up-close look – or in the alternative – land a hand-shake or two in the lobby?

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  • But we're going to have to just take an over the air waves hand-shake, gentleman.

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