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at the hand(s) of

Definition of at the hand(s) of

  1. :  by or through the action of (someone or something) <They were treated badly at the hands of the prison guards.> <The people had suffered at the hands of a cruel dictator.>



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handplay hands
  1. :  the terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ

    :  the forelimb segment (as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization

    : :  a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: as

  1. :  with the hands rather than by machine

  1. :  to touch or manage with the hands

    :  to deal with

    :  furl


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