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Synonyms for fist

a hand with the fingers clenched in the palm (as for hitting)

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He ducked forward and down, Ponta's fist just missing the back of his head.
This parson had been a champion in his youth, and had won much honour by his fist, both at school and at the university.
After that, when in discussions with his village elders or stewards the blood rushed to his face and his fists began to clench, Nicholas would turn the broken ring on his finger and would drop his eyes before the man who was making him angry.
They struck him with their fists, kicked him with their heavy shoes, knocked him down, and dragged him to his feet to knock him down again.
So Oakland doubled its brawny fists and swung into San Francisco for blood.
With hatred in his eyes, foaming at his mouth, and his fist extended, Mordaunt had advanced one more step, a threatening, terrible step, toward De Winter.
After a time her mood changed and she wept as she carried little Tommie into another room and laid him to sleep with his fists doubled in an old quilt of faded red and green grandeur.
"If yer a gentleman, get up," quoth Patsy, his pale blue eyes aflame with wrath, his fist ready for a crushing blow.
In the darkness of her own room she clenched her fists and glared about.
The next moment Jimmy whirled about, and the passengers saw him land his fist on the face of a running man who was trying to board the car.
He mounted another step threateningly as if it were his energetic intention to jump down and deal with her; but as she came toward him he evidently thought better of it and stood on the top step of his ladder shaking his fist down at her.
With the other chubby fist he rubbed his eyes, which were heavy with sleep and ill humor.
They express the consciousness that you have no enemy to punish, but that you have pain; the consciousness that in spite of all possible Wagenheims you are in complete slavery to your teeth; that if someone wishes it, your teeth will leave off aching, and if he does not, they will go on aching another three months; and that finally if you are still contumacious and still protest, all that is left you for your own gratification is to thrash yourself or beat your wall with your fist as hard as you can, and absolutely nothing more.
why, I buys a gal, and if she's got a young un to be sold, I jest walks up and puts my fist to her face, and says,
"A spy, Sir--sent to time you at your work." Geoffrey lifted his mighty fist, and sprang forward a step.