Text hand

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Text hand A large hand in writing; -- so called because it was the practice to write the text of a book in a large hand and the notes in a smaller hand.
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Usage

In literature:

He probably wrote the text from some antique chant, which had been handed down from his ancestors.
"The Annals of the Cakchiquels" by Daniel G. Brinton
The lesson is in itself good, and comes readily to hand, but it is not taught in this text.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
This appears in the body of the text, in spaces left by the printer to be filled in by hand.
"The Hindu-Arabic Numerals" by David Eugene Smith
Lalage is going to him with that text drawn in her hand.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
All at once, while his hand was in his pocket, the short text came into his mind.
"Pretty Tales for the Nursery" by Isabel Thompson
Juve handed him a sheet of paper; on it he had copied the text of the telegram.
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
He seemed to find his clothes, his hands, his text-books, his poor little bed all odorous of violets.
"Their Son; The Necklace" by Eduardo Zamacois
When the boys carried him their books, he justly commended him whose texts were written in the fairest hand.
"The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain and Other Tales" by Hannah More
On the other hand, the text keeps the promise of the title, and the advice that is given is good.
"Notes on Stable Management in India and the Colonies" by Joshua A. Nunn
Cometh the trader next, His bible too in hand, its free-trade for his text.
"Satan Absolved" by Wilfred Scawen Blunt
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In poetry:

The Parson now was rather vext,
Both at his sermon and his text,
But, by his doctrine must abide,
Therefore his tongue and hands were tied;
He visibly began to fear
His sentiments would cost him dear.
"The Sermon" by William Hutton

In news:

New 'stalker' technology will enable the cart to follow you, freeing you to use both hands for texting.
As a White House speech writer, I had a hand in writing the text on the plaque marking the spot where Apollo 11 astronauts first set foot on the moon.
The federal government will pay Sacramento area police officers to focus solely on writing tickets to people texting or talking on hand-held cell phones.
As long as you're willing to play passive-aggressive games, here are five ways texting can give you the upper hand when you're dating.
State legislators should consider a change in the state law that bans texting or talking on a hand-held phone while driving.
That's the message of a campaign involving 36 law enforcement agencies across the greater Sacramento region, including the Davis Police Department, designed to eliminate hand-held cell phone use and texting while driving.
It does develop the eye-hand coordination differently from keyboarding and texting.
The Department of Transportation has proposed guidelines that would block all in-vehicle communications by a driver, including texting, dialing , Internet browsing, and even entering a GPS address by hand.
Students get first hand look at texting and driving risks.
A lot of people are just ignoring New Jersey's ban on talking and texting on a hand-held cell phone while behind the wheel.
Under the bill (S1616), driving while talking or texting on a hand-held devise would be added to the list of actions that are considered reckless.
People who text or fiddle with other hand-held electronic devices while driving anywhere in Ohio will be breaking the law beginning Friday.
"In this day and age, anybody can shoot off an email or text, but everybody knows that it requires just a little bit more effort to hand write a note," the Ziff Law Firm partner in Elmira, N.Y.
A new state law requiring Pennsylvania drivers to pull over and stop if they want to use text-based communications takes effect today, although it remains legal to use a hand-held cell phone behind the wheel.
Harvard University's Ronald Heifetz, the author of widely cited texts on leadership, explains why the president has the upper hand in fiscal cliff talks, and how Democrats need to help Republicans sell compromise back home.
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In science:

For each group X 0 = GEC, STP, JUP and SEP, the scalar d (bottom right hand corner of each figure) is an estimation of the distance between the statistical behavior of the bootstrap samples (boxplots) and the real data (big black crosses). χ2 and σu are two control parameters of the “uniformity” of the test – see text.
Bootstrapping under constraint for the assessment of group behavior in human contact networks
Right-hand graph: Non-monotonous behaviour of tra jectories in the λ − µ-plane is impossible (see text).
Nonrelativistic Particle in Free Random Gauge Background
Now we can take advantage of the second Griffiths inequality (which we did not discuss so far in this text) stating that correlation functions such as on the right-hand side above are monotone in the coupling coefficients, see e.g. [160].
The random geometry of equilibrium phases
It is fixed by recourse to text-book convention by taking the sign on the right-hand side of Eq. (46) of to be positive.
Extended set of Majorana spinors, a new dispersion relation, and a preferred frame
On the right hand side the errors for Ab F B and ALR are rescaled as described in the text.
Global Electroweak Fits and Gauge Coupling Unification
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