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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2006-01-19 23:46:59

From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 1665

"handstrung" for "hamstrung"

And even more mop-up of hand/ham substitutions. Of course “handstrung” is a word in its own right, but it’s usually applied to necklaces rather than people. Examples:

The premise is simple. Re-imagine the novel as a photographic picture book, scenes depicted without being handstrung by budget or casting. … chive.html

This interview with Marie Andersson, lead singer of the Sahara Hotnights includies some pithy comments about how rock bands can be handstrung by gender perception … chive.html

Despite being handstrung by Sosa he put a team capable of winning 90 games with some midseason trades on the field. … 20078.html

I’m sorry, if you produce a MacOS X, even under the best conditions you’re still going to be handstrung by the fact that Apple will need to test their operating system on the numerous hardware combinations … 30&rows=45

Sometimes members can offer suggestions about how things work in practice that differs from the way things are supposed to work—either because of actual experience or because a program representative is somewhat handstrung by the official terms and conditions of a program. … 614&page=1

But Ashcroft and Bush act like they’ve been handstrung by an “activist court” granted that same court made you the president despite what the people by number wanted. … stcount=31



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