handstroke

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handstroke

(ˈhændˌstrəʊk)
n
(Music, other) bell-ringing the downward movement of the bell rope as the bell swings around allowing the ringer to grasp and pull it. Compare backstroke4
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It should never have been: bidding bows be still, and the bridge opening, matching more with few in mad handstrokes! Well, doom he dared and died for it.