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 Hand of Cards.Hand over Hand. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hand of Justice.
 
The allusion is to the sceptre or bâton anciently used by kings, which had an ivory hand at the top of it.   1
 


 Hand of Cards.Hand over Hand. 

 
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