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- n. Plural form of handystroke.
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The men were in merry heart, and eager for a game at handystrokes.
They were received with such a terrible fire that they never came to handystrokes.
The Spaniards fired "the Shot they had in their Muskets," and flung their weapons down, not caring to come to handystrokes.
John Watling was not very willing to come to handystrokes, nor were the
"Doff your armour; ye shall not come to handystrokes with the Utterbol