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Chris -- 2015-05-30
This is something of a footnote to the Database entry on “hand-fisted” – yet another member of the large “ham/hand” family. This tautological reshaping is very rare and a bit odd: “hand-handed” hardly sounds negative, but the authors of the sentences cited below clearly see it as a badge of shame. Examples:
This conference did not enjoy the patronage of the then Sirimavo Bandaranaike’s Government. On the final night of the Conference, 9th January, the Police by their hand-handed action in baton-charging and tear-gassing the massive crowd that had gathered there for the final meeting created panic and confusion resulting in the death of 9 innocent persons.
http://www.ibiblio.org/ahkitj/wscfap/ar … 20q3n4.htm
More proof that Citizen Gates and Microsoft are not as stupid and
handhanded as he/they appear.
http://22.214.171.124/search?q=cache:PByO … d%22&hl=en
I suspect more people are put off by such as yourself displaying crude intolerance in such an arrogant and handhanded manner.
http://hongkong.asiaxpat.com/forums/spe … /49427.asp