Large-handed

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Large-handed Having large hands.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • large-handed Having large hands. Hence— Rapacious; grasping; greedy.
    • large-handed Profuse; generous: as, large-handed charity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Large-handed having large hands: grasping, greedy: profuse
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. largus.

Usage

In literature:

Printing from line-engraved plates is largely done by hand presses.
"What Philately Teaches" by John N. Luff
At length a hole large enough to run his hand in was obtained, and then I heard low whispers pass between Bimbo and the robber chief.
"The Gold Hunter's Adventures" by William H. Thomes
They had a large, square, handsomely upholstered pew in the right-hand upper corner of the church.
"For Woman's Love" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
No fences to occupy space, no animals roaming at large, nothing but small strips of land tilled to the utmost, chiefly by hand.
"The Fat of the Land" by John Williams Streeter
A large quantity of ammunition and baggage fell into our hands, including many articles plundered from European men and women.
"Forty-one years in India" by Frederick Sleigh Roberts
It was a long letter on crinkly paper, written in a large, dashing, sprawling hand, full of curls, generosities, extravagances.
"The Lee Shore" by Rose Macaulay
The barons were largely out of hand.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
Very large sums passed through Nairne's hands in behalf of the Loyalists.
"A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs" by George M. Wrong
I also saw a fine PERCEFOREST, in four large folio volumes upon vellum, written in a comparatively modern Gothic hand.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Pierpont and Lord were large dealers, and had a heavy stock on hand, not paid for.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 110, December, 1866" by Various
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In poetry:

The towns settled, the woods
Fine in the spring and autumn,
The waters large and rolling,
The black earth ready to hand.
"Do You Remember Springfield?" by Stephen Vincent Benet
Great is his love, and large his grace,
Through the redemption of his Son;
He turns our feet from sinful ways,
And pardons what our hands have done.
"Psalm 130" by Isaac Watts
We may not bind with bands
Those large and liberal hands,
Nor stay from fight,
Nor hold them back from giving:
No lean mean laws of living
Bind a knight.
"A Child's Battles" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
My shy hand shades a hermitage apart, -
O large enough for thee, and thy brief hours.
Life there is sweeter held than in God's heart,
Stiller than in the heavens of hollow flowers.
"My Shy Hand" by Wilfred Owen
"Save that, if you'll hand me my little maid,
I'll take her, and rear her, and spare you toil.
Think it more than a friendly act none can;
I'm a lonely man,
While you've a large pot to boil.
"Her Death And After" by Thomas Hardy
And they were stronger hands than mine
That digged the Ruby from the earth—
More cunning brains that made it worth
The large desire of a king,
And stouter hearts that through the brine
Went down the perfect Pearl to bring.
"A Dedication to Soldiers Three" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Place beets in a large bowl and, using your hands, toss with oil and seasonings until coated.
In an exhibition that is largely focused on prints but also includes a handful of unique drawings, William Bennett Gallery aims to make another case for Salvador Dalí .
Austin @ Large: Unclean Hands.
2 large handfuls of watercress .
Last December, visitors to Art Basel were treated to a handful of large-scale, never-before-seen photographers of Andy Warhol .
'Zero Dark Thirty,' set to open Friday, is constructed largely on first-hand accounts by participants in the decade-long manhunt and the fateful raid on Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound last year.
More than 60 universities, including large public universities and small conservatories, will be on hand to explain their offerings to prospective vis.
From large hand-rolled cigars and smaller machine-made cigars to little cigars similar in size to cigarettes, there are nearly as many cigars as there are aficionados to enjoy them.
Your large-scale home and its theater and automation systems will be safe in the hands of the RGPC PowerVault 11kW.
"A tradition is not a tradition until it's done at least twice, " Greenwell said, with a large gift in hand.
Former Gov Jim Martin is now nearly two months into a quest handed to him by Chancellor Holden Thorp to dig deeper into an academic fraud case that has drawn national attention, largely because of its connections to athletics.
Large crowd on hand for possible bear hunting season public hearing.
Waco, Tx — A Waco firefighter is being treated for second degree burns to his hands that he got while putting out a large house fire in Waco early Tuesday morning.
A large crowd of approximately 1,200 people were on hand Saturday for the H & R Agri-Power Pancake Breakfast.
Laurie Tragen-Boykoff rocks on her feet, holding on to a large sign, her hands trembling.
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In science:

On the other hand it has a stationary distribution σ2 = D/γ at large time t ≫ γ−1 .
Nonexponential Relaxation of Magnetization at the Resonant Tunneling Point under a Fluctuating Random Noise
On the other hand, , Theorem 4.4(a), says that for q large enough, a phase transition occurs for β in the range indicated.
Explicit isoperimetric constants and phase transitions in the random-cluster model
ZD V (x)f 2(x) dx : f ∈ H 1 In these notations, the task at hand is to study the behavior for large T of λ(αv/plog(T ), IRT ).
Quenched large deviations for diffusions in a random Gaussian shear flow drift
By (2.24), the right-hand side is finite for σ large enough.
Weak-interaction limits for one-dimensional random polymers
From (5.9), we can choose L large enough so that the supremum in the right-hand side is finite, and therefore there exists some λ2 > 0 such that Q(λ) < ∞ for λ < λ2 .
A law of large numbers for random walks in random mixing environments
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