from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The form of handwriting customarily used in legal documents.
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Some of the inscriptions I have enumerated were written in law-hand, like the papers I had seen in Kenge and Carboy's office and the letters I had so long received from the firm.
Some of the inscriptions I have enumerated were written in law-hand, like the papers I had seen in Kenge and
Mr. Snagsby is behind his counter in his grey coat and sleeves, inspecting an indenture of several skins which has just come in from the engrosser's, an immense desert of law-hand and parchment, with here and there a resting-place of a few large letters to break the awful monotony and save the traveller from despair.
"Is it what you people call law-hand?" she asks, looking full at him in her careless way again and toying with her screen.