round hand

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n round hand a clearly written style of longhand with large round curves
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Round hand a style of penmanship in which the letters are formed in nearly an upright position, and each separately distinct; -- distinguished from running hand.
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Usage

In literature:

Coffee was handed round in cups of Sevres china.
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
Then, turning himself round, he slowly and ponderously crossed one leg over the other, and waved his hand.
"Burr Junior" by G. Manville Fenn
Before my father and he had been talking many minutes, the doctor turned sharply round in his saddle, with one hand resting on the pony's back.
"Devon Boys" by George Manville Fenn
Hands round, please, and then adieu.
"In Honour's Cause" by George Manville Fenn
As they stood panting there, Ngati caught Don's hand, and tightened it round the spear, following this up by the same action with Jem.
"The Adventures of Don Lavington" by George Manville Fenn
But if we won, and boarded a ship and took her, he'd laugh at our hurts and come round and shake hands and call us his brave lads.
"The Lost Middy" by George Manville Fenn
Having once started, he shook hands all round, winding up with the reluctant Henry.
"The Skipper's Wooing, and The Brown Man's Servant" by W. W. Jacobs
I shook hands all round; but in spite of every effort my lip would quiver, and I had to bite it hard to keep down the emotion I felt.
"Patience Wins" by George Manville Fenn
He spoke with one hand behind him, and quick as thought he brought it round with a swing, but a man near him struck it up.
"To Win or to Die" by George Manville Fenn
Don Jose turned round and seized his hand and led him on.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
They also were handed round.
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
The old man hollowed his hands round his eyes and took a long steady gaze into the darkness ahead.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
Aboh, turning round, handed to each of us a bason formed from a gourd, and made signs that we should bale out the water as it came in.
"The Two Supercargoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
We shook hands all round; on, on we drove.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
At last she was ready; and bag in hand she opened the door leading into the gallery and stood looking round her for one long, last moment.
"The Making of a Soul" by Kathlyn Rhodes
Having selected some New Testaments and Bibles from his pack, the colporteur handed them round for inspection.
"In the Track of the Troops" by R.M. Ballantyne
Those two delighted tars went the rounds and tied every single man on that vessel hand and foot.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
Rose meanwhile was sitting up in bed, with her hands round her knees, dreaming.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
At the same time my master put his hands on my shoulders and forced me to look round.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
Placing his great hands round the man's throat, Tony slowly choked him into a state of collapse.
"The Kangaroo Marines" by R. W. Campbell
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In poetry:

When he writes a copy in round-hand size,
Does he cross his T's and finish his I's
with a DOT,
The Akond of Swat?
"The Akond of Swat" by Edward Lear
"Walking his round of duty
Serenely day by day,
With the strong man's hand of labor
And childhood's heart of play.
"The Hero" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Know well, my soul, God's hand controls
Whate'er thou fearest;
Round Him in calmest music rolls
Whate'er thou Nearest.
"My Soul And I" by John Greenleaf Whittier
CLARIN. From the citadel at hand,
Leagured round, an armed band
As to certain victory
Sallies forth with flags unfurled.
"Life Is A Dream - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Her shrunken hands caressed his rounded cheek,
Her white locks on his golden hair
Fell sadly. "O love!" she cried with shriveled lips,
"O love, my love, my own, my fair!
"Stronger Than Death" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Haste! to my pillow bear
Those fragrant things and fair;
My hand no more may bind them up at eve,
Yet shall their odour soft
One bright dream round me waft
Of life, youth, summer,–all that I must leave!
"The Last Wish" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

After he shakes Hemingway's "thick and square" hand, the first round of giant Daiquiris arrives.
AP Photo/Bernat ArmangueSloane Stephens, left, shakes hands with Australia's Samantha Stosur after their fourth-round match.
Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki slaps hands with fans after his team beat the Los Angeles Lakers 98-92 in Game 3 of a second-round NBA playoff basketball series, Friday, May 6, 2011, in Dallas.
Klahowya girls soccer coach Troy Oelschlager and a handful of his players watched Sehome defeat North Kitsap 3-0 in the first round of the Class 2A state tournament on Tuesday night.
Contestants must eat as many mussels as possible in each round using nothing but their bare hands.
DuBois shot 75 in the opening round of the 2002 SCGA Mid-Am at Big Canyon, but his hand swelled and he withdrew.
Rams Get the Upper Hand in First-Round Win.
Thomas Hearns hits John Long with a right hand during the sixth round.
On Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Juan Manuel Marquez stunned Manny Pacquiao with a straight right hand at the end of the 6th round to finally beat Pacquiao for the first time in 4 attempts.
Witnesses testified he bought a round of shots and handed them out.
Brittany's Helping Hand works year round to raise money for this growing Christmas project.
Indianapolis rallies round Luck, Vinatieri again to hand Tennessee 27-23 defeat.
The second problem stems from the financial round-robin among Gov Rick Perry and a handful of Lexicon 's biggest investors.
Indianapolis rallies round Luck , Vinatieri again to hand Tennessee 27-23 defeat.
Hunter Mahan, left, shakes hands with Rory McIlroy after defeating him 2 and 1 to win the final round of the Match Play Championship on Sunday in Marana, Ariz.
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In science:

On the other hand, if a ”right” photon is emitted, it moves forward to cavity j for another round of interaction.
Scalable cavity-QED-based scheme of generating entanglement of atoms and of cavity fields
In the second, since the right-hand side of the inequalities is one, we cannot do so, but resort to accepting that a certain fraction of the vertices covered in the relaxation are not covered after rounding.
Randomized Rounding for Routing and Covering Problems: Experiments and Improvements
We should add that only regard the special case of all demands ri being one, since randomized rounding respecting cardinality constraints with right-hand side greater than one was not available at that time.
Randomized Rounding for Routing and Covering Problems: Experiments and Improvements
One property of the cyclic-to-random shuffle which we shall exploit is that if a card is not selected during a round (n steps) with the right hand, then it will be selected with the left hand at least once in that round.
Partial mixing of semi-random transposition shuffles
An ionization chamber is visible as large aluminum square with a round hole on the left hand side.
Proton and Neutron Irradiation Tests of Readout Electronics of the ATLAS Hadronic Endcap Calorimeter
All particles located on a semi-infinite line (the particles enclosed in the round-edge rectangle on the left-hand side of the lattice) are moved by one lattice unit in the horizontal direction (shown by the arrows).
Criticality of the "critical state" of granular media: Dilatancy angle in the tetris model
The problem with integrating (A9) on a computer is that for generic initial conditions, the strong power law dependences of the right hand side on the independent variable render the numerics very susceptible to round-off error and numerical instability.
Non-stationary Spectra of Local Wave Turbulence
Next time round, when you have a torch in your hand, go out into the dark night, and point the torch to the sky before switching it on.
Special Relativity for the School Going Child
The leaves and root node on the right-hand end will contain the output of this round of error-correction, and become the input to the next round of error-correction.
Noise thresholds for optical quantum computers
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