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Handle (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Handle

To know how to handle one’s fists; to be skilful in the art of boxing. The cove flashes a rare handle to his physog; the fellow has a large nose.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Hand Basket Portion * Handsome

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