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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Iron-hand or the Iron-hander.
 
Goetz von Berlichingen (Godfrey of Berlichingen), who lost his right hand at the siege of Landshut, and had one made of iron to supply its place. (1480–1562.) (See SILVER-HAND.)   1
 


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