Green hand

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Related to Green hand: green thumb
a novice.

See also: Green

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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I said, paddle ashore the first time a light showed, and tell them pap was behind, coming along with a trading-scow, and was a green hand at the business, and wanted to know how far it was to Cairo.
There is one green hand in the crew, Harrison by name, a clumsy-looking country boy, mastered, I imagine, by the spirit of adventure, and making his first voyage.
I was also aware that being a green hand at whaling, my own lay would not be very large; but considering that I was used to the sea, could steer a ship, splice a rope, and all that, I made no doubt that from all I had heard I should be offered at least the 275th lay --that is, the 275th part of the clear nett proceeds of the voyage, whatever that might eventually amount to.
In the poem "I Have Lived My Whole Life in a Painting Called Paradise," the poet sees seeds in split milkweeds, ready to fly off, and remembers them "once packed in their pods like the wings and the hollow bones / Of a damp bird held too tightly in a green hand." In "A Wal-Mart Parking Lot," the paint flings of Jackson Pollock conjure arcs of "frozen Coke splatter." And in the extraordinary poem, "Still Life with Turkey," the poet cannot tear her eyes from a dead turkey, strung up "by one pronged foot."
If ever a book could be judged by its cover, Noir (Morrow, $27.99, 352 pages, ISBN 9780062433978) is it: buxom blonde in abbreviated outfit; two shady characters in fedoras walking away from the scene of the crime; the Golden Gate Bridge enshrouded in fog; a rather lethal-looking snake slithering off the page, stage right; and the three-fingered green hand of a space alien caressing the title.
Creepy Hand, PS24.99 Watch with trepidation as this full size, ghoulish green hand creeps around the table and points a bony hand at one of the players.
NNA - Written by Rima Youssof Translated by Assaad Maalouf The Green Hand Association is a movement that is concerned about environmental and social culture and is composed of six departments: environmental, social, cultural, smoking prohibition, road of safety and youth.
The Spinning Piledriver,  EX Green Hand and Body Splash are staples in Lewis' arsenal. Physical appearance aside,  Zangief is the embodiment of Snake Eyez the competitor.
As the gang investigate local hauntings armed with the book of The Almanac of Distant Realms, it suddenly takes a dark turn as one of the gang is kidnapped by a powerful gangster: the Green Hand. Ruby, our young heroine, needs to save her friends and her own life with a helping hand from a mysterious stranger and protected by another spirit that she has longed to see again.
McNamara's "Performance Plaques," 2014-, are similarly exuberant; in one, a confetti-flecked pair of sweatpants pulled over a panel ends in a green hand that clutches a multicolored bundle of cables; in another, a striped shirt, also wrapped around a square panel, grabs for the viewer's collar, its mannequin hand sporting an immaculate French manicure.
Most of them are looking for the famous Green Hand which, handily, often floats around the place.
Awarded for 11 of its products, including the Crometta 85 1jet Green Hand Shower and Raindance S 100 3jet EcoSmart Hand Shower, the Trustmark acts as a mark of quality for customers and shows that a specific product conforms to the various safety and performance requirements set by Abu Dhabi regulators.