note of hand


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n note of hand a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time "I had to co-sign his note at the bank"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A young criminal walked into a bank and quietly handed the teller a note demanding several thousand dollars. Disguised, the man could have easily gotten away. However, he had idiotically written the note on a piece of his own stationery; it included his full name and address.
    • Note of hand a promissory note.
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In literature:

At the close of the recitation a hastily scribbled note from Betty was handed to her.
"The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Of late Diane's fits of temper had become more frequent, and only yielded to a handful of gold or notes.
"In Friendship's Guise" by Wm. Murray Graydon
It was indeed a very little book that she put in the Doctor's hand, simply a few sheets of small note paper sewed together.
"Polly of the Hospital Staff" by Emma C. Dowd
The notes of the testimony were put in the hands of the London detective then present.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
Picture if you can my state of mind as I crept back into my bed and lay down again, the precious note in my hand.
"Humphrey Bold" by Herbert Strang
Anne reached up an eager hand for the note, a look of surprise on her face.
"Red Pepper's Patients" by Grace S. Richmond
She noted the knotted muscles of the clenched hands and the glare of the sunken eyes.
"The Gun-Brand" by James B. Hendryx
A prefatory note signed by a friend of Mazzini's, states that the original was known to have reached the hands of the Pope.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
But if an unskilled hand first impetuously inquires of it, vain and discordant shall the false notes sound.
"The Homeric Hymns A New Prose Translation; and Essays, Literary and Mythological" by Andrew Lang
She was next to Bertie, and noted that, though concealed by rugs and waterproofs, his hand did not seek hers as of yore.
"Bluebell" by Mrs. George Croft Huddleston

In poetry:

Put by thy pipe, O Shepherd!
There needs no note of thine
For men deaf, undivine....
And lest brute hands should take it,
O sorrowful Shepherd, break it!
"At Evening's Hush" by John Freeman
Oh ! where are the chords of that heart, whose soft numbers
Re-echoed to Friendship and Pity alone ? —
The hand of Oblivion is spreading her slumbers
O'er their liveliest note, and their loveliest tone.
"Stanzas, On the Death of a Young Lady" by Mary Anne Browne
But from out those treach'rous roses
Crept a serpent and it stung,
Poisoned him who'd tuned my heart-strings
Till for him alone they sung,
Froze the nerves of hands that only
From its chords a note had wrung.
"Treachery" by Madison Julius Cawein
The golden rose of patience at her throat
Drops fragrant petals--as a pensive tune
Drops its surrendered sweetness note by note;--
And from her hands the buds of hope are strewn,
Moon-flowers, mothered of the barren moon.
"The Unattainable" by Madison Julius Cawein
Swept by thy hand, the gladdened chords,
Crashed now in discords fierce by others,
Gave forth one note beyond all skill of words,
And chimed together, We are brothers.
O poem unsurpassed! it ran
All round the world, unlocking man to man.
"To Lamartine" by James Russell Lowell
He came-but didn't conquer, faith, though every nerve was strained;
He'd waved his hand to rubrics on the day he was ordained;
He went along his old, old way in broken notes and flat-
To tell the truth, I felt ashamed for once of Father Pat.
"Vale` - Father Pat" by John O Brien

In news:

Hand-written on a small piece of paper labeled "Pigeon Service," the note consists of five-letter words that don't make sense.
As noted below and reported by Tony Jackson of, Rafael Furcal hurt his thumb tonight sliding hand-first into third base.
We've got a handful of notes to pass along from the state of South Carolina.
A federal judge in Boston has denied a motion by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer to compel The New England Journal of Medicine to hand over confidential peer review s and editors' notes.
There was a time when jazz pianists sounded so unique they could be identified in just a handful of notes.
Paresthesia is noted in the median field of the hand which may be exacerbated by forced pronation .
BRISTOL TOWNSHIP — A man handed a note to a deli clerk Tuesday, showed a knife and made off with about $200 cash and a carton of cigarettes.
Dr Kanani is a noted expert on the latest in cosmetic dental treatments and is among a handful of dentists nationwide to perform drill-less dental implant procedure.
Note the placement of Ms Simpson's hand.
According to a press release, the scent boasts "notes of freshly baked, hand-tossed dough.".
A handful of seconds—just enough time for the famed opening clarinet notes from Rhapsody in Blue to be played by Dale Mendenhall.
42 pm, the suspect approached the counter of the CVS Pharmacy at 110 E Laurel Drive, and handed an employee a note demanding prescription-strength cough syrup.
Police said a man walked into the PNC Bank in the 800 block of Carlisle Street Monday at about 2:30 p.m. Police said the robber handed a teller a note demanding money, but did not show a weapon.
Huma Abedin (L) hands US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) receives a note.
Mitt Romney was correct in noting that federal prosecutors sought criminal charges over a handful of migratory birds that died in the Bakken oil field.

In science:

Remark: Note that the mean of the right hand side is finite if and only of β < √2 ln 2.
Fluctuations of the free energy in the REM and the p-spin SK models
Note first that the right-hand sides of (15) and (17) are increasing not only in the configurations on Ei \ {e}, but also in p.
Coupling and Bernoullicity in random-cluster and Potts models
Note also that the emtpy cell in the lower right hand corner of this matrix is a reflection that few systems take advantage of small-world properties.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Note that if we set one of the two amplitudes equal to zero (for example ˜B = 0), the right hand-side term in (16) vanishes and roots can be found easily.
Instability of two interacting, quasi-monochromatic waves in shallow water
Note that the right-hand side of (5.15) is nothing else than Λn (λ).
A new application of Random Matrices: Ext(C*_{red}(F_2)) is not a group