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Handless

adjective
1.
Without a hand or hands.
2.
Lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands.  Synonyms: bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, heavy-handed, left-handed.  "A bungling performance" , "Ham-handed governmental interference" , "Could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"






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"Handless" Quotes from Famous Books



... body—Caecum corpus. Imitated from Xenephon, Cyrop. iii. 3, 45: [Greek: Moron gar to kratein boulomenous, ta tuphla, tou somatos, kai aopla, tauta enantia tattein tois polemiois pheugontas.] "It is folly for those that desire to conquer to turn the blind, unarmed, and handless parts of the body, to ...
— Conspiracy of Catiline and The Jurgurthine War • Sallust

... and the promise is made by the parents either to escape some danger with which they are threatened by witch or demon, or in return for money. Sometimes there is a misunderstanding, as in Grimm's story of the "Handless Maiden," where the Miller in return for riches promises the Evil One to give him "what stands behind his mill." The Miller supposes his apple-tree is meant, but it is his daughter, who happened to be behind the mill when the compact was made. The ...
— Italian Popular Tales • Thomas Frederick Crane



Words linked to "Handless" :   maladroit, handed



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