• 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n text-hand A large, uniform, clerkly handwriting: so called from the large writing formerly used for the text of manuscript books, in distinction from the smaller writing used for the notes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Text-hand a large hand in writing—so called because it was the practice to write the text of a book in large-hand
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. textustexĕre, textum, to weave.


In literature:

Twelve days later at least, November 22nd, the text of the address to Great Britain came into the hands of Dr. Stuebel.
"A Footnote to History Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa" by Robert Louis Stevenson
On the other hand, an exclusive power of removal by the President was defended as a true exposition of the text of the Constitution.
"History of the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, President of The United States" by Edmund G. Ross
Surely the text refers to our right and left hands.
"John Bull's Other Island" by George Bernard Shaw
You've not been out of the house for three days, and I never see you without your note-books and text-books in your hand.
"The Pit" by Frank Norris
He has in some cases produced two identical texts written in different hands, both preserving unimpaired the archaic character of the letters.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 401, September 8, 1883" by Various
We could scarcely find a better instance than is furnished to our hand in the sentence we have chosen for a text.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 417" by Various
There is the round hand, and the Italian hand, the text hand, and the running hand.
"Four Early Pamphlets" by William Godwin
There is nothing that he takes not with the left hand; no text which his gloss corrupts not.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
Penny Durkin was seated on the steps with a text-book in hand, but Clint noted that Penny's gaze was fixed on the distance.
"Left Tackle Thayer" by Ralph Henry Barbour
But in the revised version, how tame the same text has become in the hands of the scholarly translators!
"Books and Habits from the Lectures of Lafcadio Hearn" by Lafcadio Hearn
On the other hand, the share of Condillac in providing a text for Diderot's first considerable performance, is equally evident.
"Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Morley
One held her gaze an instant, with its well-known marble hand, pointing the place in a marble book in which was carved one text.
"The Little Colonel's House Party" by Annie Fellows Johnston
On the other hand, the text-books in common use have been positively detestable.
"Atlantic Monthly,Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864" by Various
How all those more or less conflicting texts came to be preserved and handed down to posterity, is not difficult to understand.
"The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya"
The Cavalier had texts ready at hand to sanction the most unconstitutional measures.
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
The head of Christ, with a globe in his hand, faces the beginning of the text.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Three" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
But in the text we see K's hieroglyph presented by a hand.
"Representation of Deities of the Maya Manuscripts" by Paul Schellhas
He gives out as his text, 'Sinners shall slide in due time,' and the title of his sermon is, 'Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.
"Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)" by Leslie Stephen
Both Mason and Mitford tried their hands at restoring the text.
"Essays" by Arthur Christopher Benson
There was one every year when the threshing time was at hand on the text Micah iv.
"The Pastor's Wife" by Elizabeth von Arnim

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.
Last night, while watching an episode of Twin Peaks on Netflix (yes, I realize I'm late to the party), I had my iPad in hand (to play Boggle) and my smartphone at my side to monitor text messages and incoming emails.
A heavily corrected manuscript in Mark Twain's hand, discovered some months ago in a trunk in a Los Angeles attic, is the first half of the original text of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ," Sotheby's said yesterday.
A heavily corrected manuscript in Mark Twain's hand, discovered some months ago in a trunk in a Los Angeles attic, is the first half of the original text of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," Sotheby's said yesterday.
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.
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.
About 7 percent of pedestrians were seen texting (or doing something else by hand with their mobile device ) while crossing the street.
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.
Through Dec 9, South Lake Tahoe police will be looking to hand out tickets to drivers using hand-held cell phones or texting, according to a statement this week.
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.
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.
Students at Friday night's football game between Rocky Mountain and Mountain View high schools can get first-hand experience on what it is like to text and drive.

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
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
On the other hand, the archivers have shown high efficiency in practise as compressors of texts, DNA sequences and many other types of real data.
Universal Codes as a Basis for Nonparametric Testing of Serial Independence for Time Series
On the other hand, we have limited scope and a lack of full text information.
Exploring the academic invisible web
The right-hand plot (b) illustrates the method described in the text of performing fits to x with yi fixed at different values.
Averages of b-hadron and c-hadron Properties at the End of 2007
On the other hand, text values are required to “instantiate” a spec i fic document.
Generating Concise and Readable Summaries of XML Documents
Evaluators who hand-generated the summaries also had a similar opinion – that they didn’t really see a good criterion to choose one text value over another, and that any of them would be acceptable.
Generating Concise and Readable Summaries of XML Documents
And her capabilities regarding exchanging information can be described as • Contact a collaborator. • Discuss various aspects of the task in hand through o Put across arguments for consideration with short text messages * Prepare documents and other contents to demonstrate rationale behind the arguments.
A theoretical foundation for building Knowledge-work Support Systems
As explained in the text, the shape of the hook curve remains unchanged as xS varies, except that the curve terminates at different right hand points at subcritical concentrations.
Physico-chemical modelling of target depletion during hybridisation on oligonulceotide microarrays
On the other hand, if among the texts containing sentences from A and B , only a few pairs are in the same segments, then A and B are not topically related.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
The top and bottom panels represent the and the magnetic part (indicated by ”mag” in the right-hand s positive and negative contribution (indicated by (+) or (-)) to AE2 20 , respectively (see text for more details).
Multiple physical elements to determine the gravitational-wave signatures of core-collapse supernovae
On the one hand, the grammar-based analyser would produce a very reliably tagged `learning corpus' of the main part of the original text, in this way enabling the acquisition of the relevant language model by the statistical system.
Three studies of grammar-based surface-syntactic parsing of unrestricted English text. A summary and orientation
Information can be communicated to (and from) the user with graphics as well as text; ideally, a document generation and presentation system should be able to interact with the user in whatever modality is most suitable for the task at hand.
Automatic Generation of Technical Documentation
On the other hand, a significant amount of tailoring can still be done in the non-canned portions of the text; consistency between the design in the KB and the documentation text can still largely be guaranteed; and reduced-costs may still be the case for document creation and maintenance.
Automatic Generation of Technical Documentation