big hand

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Noun1.big hand - points to the minutesbig hand - points to the minutes    
hand - a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; "the big hand counts the minutes"
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here he is!" he cried, bringing his big hand down heavily on his epaulet.
"Come, that's right, Count!" cried the staff captain, turning round and clapping Rostov on the shoulder with his big hand.
Jackson clapped his big hand over the strings and the jingling vibration died suddenly.
Rikki-tikki saw Teddy's father shoot out a big hand, catch Teddy by the shoulder, and drag him across the little table with the tea-cups, safe and out of reach of Nagaina.
"If you will have your will," the wheat-farmer conceded sardonically, although his big hand clenched involuntarily as if throttling a throat.
Stop there, in the palm of my great big hand, my dear, and listen.
She played with his long hair, and admired his big hands and his clothes and his carbine, and asked question after question, as fast as he could answer, until I excused them both for half an hour, in order to have a chance to finish my work.
The luck at the table varied monotonously, no big hands being out.
"Shall I not?" He was slowly advancing in a peculiarly menacing way, but he stopped now and put his big hands into the side-pockets of a rather boyish short jacket which he wore.
He had looked at the clock many scores of times; and at the street, where the rain was pattering down, and the people as they clinked by in pattens, left long reflections on the shining stone: he tattooed at the table: he bit his nails most completely, and nearly to the quick (he was accustomed to ornament his great big hands in this way): he balanced the tea-spoon dexterously on the milk jug: upset it, &c., &c.; and in fact showed those signs of disquietude, and practised those desperate attempts at amusement, which men are accustomed to employ when very anxious, and expectant, and perturbed in mind.
The great man put his arms akimbo, the backs of his big hands resting on his hips.
He kept clasping and unclasping his big hands as if he were trying to realize something.