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  • And on yet another hand (it's a many-handed monster), much nonsense about how a Brave New World was about to dawn where instead of waiting for robots created by Japanese electronic firms we could grow them in a test tube to do whatever humans wanted them to, up to and including removing all the oil from the Gulf, ending world hunger, and stopping global warming.

    David Horton: Wind, Meet Whirlwind

  • But even a nation of many-handed gods can't juggle all things at once.

    India and Currency Wars

  • The Opera Boston production we saw played the Orientalism up to the hilt, with shadow puppets, projections of many-handed (I'm guessing) Hindu gods, and sinuous dancing girls.

    Brahma, mon dieux!

  • I'll leaving that task to the many-handed team at Millipede.

    Your Faithful Blogger on the VIDEODROME set

  • The result of this many-handed collaboration is claimed, proudly, to be a 'truly awful book, a serious contender for Absolute Worst Book Ever Written.'

    Hoaxing PublishAmerica

  • Heavier than she appeared at first glance, she was robed in velvet of ecclesiastical gray with the many-handed Sun of the Sole God like a splash of blood on her shoulder.

    The Silent Tower

  • A German family, many-handed, patient, and economical, occupying a small vineyard and paying no wages, finds the business profitable; but an American, who lives freely, and depends upon hired assistance, is likely to fail.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 118, August, 1867

  • Most men of means find that they have not the wherewithal to supply the demands of their own many-handed need.

    The Golden Shoemaker or 'Cobbler' Horn

  • It made me so proud, so tipsily vain, that as I leaned forward eagerly talking, I felt that same intoxicating happiness I get on the stage when the audience is all with me, and the two of us -- myself and the many-handed, good-natured other fellow over on the other side of the footlights -- go careering off on a jaunt of fun and fancy, like two good playmates.

    In the Bishop's Carriage

  • This is the law of life that Diotima knew, by which flower and tree, animal and man, fulfil the end of their creation; and man in nothing more surely proves his lordship than by his many-handed hold upon posterity.

    Apologia Diffidentis

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