right hand


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the hand that is on the right side of the body

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Thomson had closed the drawer now and he was holding a small revolver very steadily in his right hand.
I did but make a mistake between my right hand and my left; and he might have pardoned a greater, who took a fool for his counsellor and guide.
A carbine, strikingly foreshortened, lay across the pommel of the saddle, kept in place by the right hand grasping it at the "grip"; the left hand, holding the bridle rein, was invisible.
He looked with weary and melancholy eyes at the bride and bridegroom, sighed, and putting his right hand out from his vestment, blessed the bridegroom with it, and also with a shade of solicitous tenderness laid the crossed fingers on the bowed head of Kitty.
Telemachus," said he, "that bird did not fly on your right hand without having been sent there by some god.
It came quite close up to them and flew away on their right hands in front of the horses.
I felt him stagger with the shock, though he uttered no cry; I tried to check my speed, but the sword dropped from his right hand, the rein fell loose from the left, and sinking backward from the saddle he fell to the earth; the other riders swept past us, and by the force of their charge I was driven from the spot.
There's the worst arm comfortably in the sling once more, and now there remains but the right hand, which is a far easier job.
As I fitted the shaft with my right hand I stopped and wheeled toward the gorilla-man.
In the ape-man's right hand was the long hunting knife of his father and in his heart the blood lust of the carnivore.
Only his hands, with which he kept his coat-skirts down round Nikita's sides, and his legs which the wind kept uncovering, began to freeze, especially his right hand which had no glove.
In his right hand he held something, and he washed that in the river too.
The patterns on the right hand are not the same as those on the left.
So he strode whistling along the leafy forest path that led to Fosse Way, turning neither to the right hand nor the left, until at last he came to where the path branched, leading on the one hand onward to Fosse Way, and on the other, as well Little John knew, to the merry Blue Boar Inn.
Degrees of honor, in subjects, are, first participes curarum, those upon whom, princes do discharge the greatest weight of their affairs; their right hands, as we call them.