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 Handsome = liberal.Handycuffs. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Handwriting on the Wall (The).
 
An announcement of some coming calamity. The allusion is to the handwriting on Belshazzar’s palace-wall announcing the loss of his kingdom. (Dan. v. 5–31.)   1
 


 Handsome = liberal.Handycuffs. 

 
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