Black Hand


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Black Hand

n.
A secret society organized for acts of terrorism and blackmail that was active in the United States in the early 1900s.

Black Hand

n
1. (Historical Terms) a group of Sicilian blackmailers and terrorists formed in the 1870s and operating in the US in the early 20th century
2. (Historical Terms) (in 19th-century Spain) an organization of anarchists

Black′ Hand′


n.
a secret criminal group organized in Italy practicing blackmail and violence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Black Hand - a secret terrorist society in the United States early in the 20th century
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
gangdom, gangland, organized crime - underworld organizations
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said George, stopping compassionately, and taking her hard, black hand between both his; "I'd have given all my fortune to have brought him with me, but he's gone to a better country.
The slave had fallen on top of his master; one leg lay swathed and twisted; one black hand had but partially relaxed upon the haft of a knife (the knife) that stood up hilt-deep in a blacker heart.
But none of them had stroked her black hand quite as Cheri did, nor rested their heads against her knee so confidingly, nor fallen asleep in her arms as he used to do.
A man clad completely in black, even (it was remembered) to the dreadful detail of black gloves, appeared on the ridge above the engine, and waved his black hands like some sable windmill.
Sergeant," said Inspector Gilder, eyeing the black hands with wrath, "aren't you putting the bracelets on this fellow; he looks pretty dangerous.
He covered his face with his black hands, over which the tears rolled and made furrows of white.
The bike is described as having the words 'Mountain Ridge' in white on the main diagonal frame, has chrome coloured handle bars, a black seat, a black coloured bell and two black hand grips.
It gives nothing away to tell you they don't, as Carmichael finds when he unwraps their "package'' to find a black hand, that of an aborigine stolen from a museum.
com)-- "Rise of the Black Hand" follows the perspective of young FBI agent Thomas Morelli, in a futuristic Seattle, Washington, as he tangles with a brutal criminal organization known as The Black Hand.
He left for Belgrade and joined a secret group called Mlada Bosna, affiliated to the Black Hand nationalist movement.
The yellow posters show a black hand with four fingers raised, symbolising Cairo's pro-Morsi Rab al-Adawiya protest camp, which was broken up on August 14, sparking clashes that killed hundreds of protesters.
Keeping to his example that the Catholic church must be humble, Francis carried his own black hand luggage as he boarded a special Alitalia flight from Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport.