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  • v. Present participle of hand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Making work which is symmetrical, on the right and the left hand, with respect to an assumed plane of symmetry.


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  • Daniel Horowitz, you ` ve heard the term handing the prosecution a case on the silver platter, I ` m talking about the Auburn, Alabama case.

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  • He previously said the state might have to begin handing out IOUs in mid-September, but that was delayed by higher revenue and lower spending in August than had been expected.

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  • Two years ago, that was a virtually uncontested political proposition, as the voters made clear in handing Democrats the White House and supermajorities in both the House and Senate.

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  • As for the administrator before proposing handing over control to a private (not market) system which not only costs twice as much for administration, but spends twice the percentage of GNP on health care as most industrial countries with lower life expectancies is exactly equivalent to Putin handing choice indistries to his cronies.

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  • This is a man born among the shipyards of Govan, who undoubtedly recognises the absurdity inherent in handing out wage packets of up to £150,000 a week to young stars whose appetite for life's luxuries is sated by their mid-20s, but who also knows that he must rekindle their fire once or twice a week, nine months of the year, using his own fire as the spark.

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  • The study of the Iraq war files has revealed how Danish troops were involved in handing over detainees to Iraqi authorities, despite warnings of torture in police stations.

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  • This is politics, and, perhaps, the conservatives are more interested in "handing the President a defeat", a defeat that might really make a difference in 2010 and 2012, than working out a compromise that would benefit the American people? hypocrites_are_everywhere

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  • Carter scored 29 points, Yi added 22 points and a season-high 13 rebounds and the Nets limited Sacramento to 36 second-half points in handing the Kings their 11th straight road loss, 98-90 on Monday night.

  • They all showed poor judgment and predatory lending practices in handing millions of dollars to people with shaky credit.

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  • Hillary's blinding ambition may be the single biggest factor in handing the Repubilcans the White House in November. paulie_nj

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