little hand


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Noun1.little hand - the shorter hand of a clock that points to the hourslittle hand - the shorter hand of a clock that points to the hours
hand - a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; "the big hand counts the minutes"
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They're all done by one hand; a little hand it is, not so old as yours, but a very clever one.
While I thus stood, leaning on my gun, and looking up at the dark gables, sunk in an idle reverie, weaving a tissue of wayward fancies, in which old associations and the fair young hermit, now within those walls, bore a nearly equal part, I heard a slight rustling and scrambling just within the garden; and, glancing in the direction whence the sound proceeded, I beheld a tiny hand elevated above the wall: it clung to the topmost stone, and then another little hand was raised to take a firmer hold, and then appeared a small white forehead, surmounted with wreaths of light brown hair, with a pair of deep blue eyes beneath, and the upper portion of a diminutive ivory nose.
Shaw did not care much about it; but soon he missed her if she did not come, and found that something fresh and pleasant seemed to brighten all his day, if a small, gray-coated figure, with an intelligent face, a merry voice, and a little hand slipped confidingly into his, went with him through the wintry park.
As the old man trembled with cold, and the little child slept a moment, the mother went and poured some ale into a pot and set it on the stove, that it might be warm for him; the old man sat and rocked the cradle, and the mother sat down on a chair close by him, and looked at her little sick child that drew its breath so deep, and raised its little hand.
The road was a very good one; not at all a jolting road, or an uneven one; and yet Dolly held the side of the chaise with one little hand, all the way.
Biddy looked down at her child, and put its little hand to her lips, and then put the good matronly hand with which she had touched it, into mine.
Again: do we know that there is a possibility, on any terms, of unclasping the firm gripe of this little hand which was laid upon me before I came into the world?
Here a little hand slipped into his, and Beth looked up at him with a face full of gratitude, as she said, in her earnest yet timid way.
Oh, wait a minute, though," he said, still holding her and stroking her soft little hand.
That bright living thing must be caught; and in an instant the child had slipped on all-fours, and held out one little hand to catch the gleam.
Her arms were about his neck and from one little hand Geeka dangled down his straight youngback.
You can do anything," he said, kissing the little hand.