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 Hand-in-Hand.Hand of Justice. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hand of Cards.
 
The whole deal of cards given to a single player. The cards which he holds in his hand.   1
       
“A saint in heaven would grieve to see such ‘hand’
Cut up by one who will not understand.”
       
Crabbe: Borough.
 


 Hand-in-Hand.Hand of Justice. 

 
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