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  • n. Plural form of handclasp.


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  • One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grandmothers

  • In addition to its secrecy and selection of a Greek name, it also introduced a code of high ideals, secret rituals and handclasps, membership badges, and oaths that characterized later Greek letter societies.

    100 Years: Alpha Kappa Alpha | Edwardian Promenade

  • Mr. Swift welcomed the boys with handclasps and congratulations.

    Golden State

  • Both families and Phyl and her father greeted them excitedly with handclasps, hugs, kisses, and congratulations.

    Golden State

  • Indeed, in addition to handclasps, kisses and looks of intense admiration always bestowed when presumably no one was looking, there were those nebulous and yet strengthening and lengthening fantasies concerning a future which in some way or other, not clear to either as yet, was still always to include each other.

    An American Tragedy

  • The secret handclasps, maybe — an arm about the waist of some one or another — a kiss — a promise of marriage — and then, and then!

    An American Tragedy

  • And so the very last kisses and handclasps exchanged, the travellers climbed down into a boat already deep in the water with other cuddy-passengers and their luggage, and were rowed out to where lay that good clipper-ship, the RED JACKET.

    Australia Felix

  • After another hug from his mother and handclasps from Vernt and his father, Lorn finally walks down the marble stairs, to find that Jerial, as the others have said, waits alone by the front door.

    The Magi'i Of Cyador

  • Only firm handclasps and sympathetic waving of hands as he turned and started off along the coast path.

    Carnivores of Light and Darkness

  • "Put it down to enthusiasm," said Gethae, exchanging handclasps with Dirrach.

    The Magic May Return


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