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  Card Games: Hand and Foot
Hand and Foot is a North American game related to Canasta, in which each player is dealt two sets of cards - the hand, which is played first, and the foot, which is played when the hand has been used up.
If you had three eights and a two in your hand, you could use the top eight from the discard pile and one of your eights to complete your eight pile, and start a new meld with two eights and a two.
This can happen because you find it in your hand, or pick it up in your foot, or draw it from the stock, or (very exceptionally) pick it up from the discard pile (this could only happen if the original turned up card happened to be a red three).
www.pagat.com /rummy/handfoot.html   (4850 words)

  Hand geometry India USA France Germany Canada UK
Where hand geometry does have an advantage is in its FTE (failure to enroll) rates, which measure the likelihood that a user is incapable of enrolling in the system.
Hand geometry is occasionally misunderstood as "palm reading", as the placement of the hand palm-down on the reader can be confusing to the those unfamiliar with the technology.
Overall, hand geometry revenues are projected to grow from $27.7m in 2002 to $97.4m in 2007.
www.biometricsinfo.org /handgeometry.htm   (2082 words)

  Hand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Using the term hand is merely a scientific usage of anthropomorphization, to distinguish the terminations of the front paws from the hind ones.
The hand is also an archaic unit of measurement, and is currently used as the standard unit to measure the height of horses.
The hand in watches is an indicator, usually made of a thin, light piece of metal, very variable in form, which moves over a graduated dial or scale.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hand   (1489 words)

 Rank of hands (poker) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Two such hands are compared by their high card in the same way as are straights.
The hands are ranked in the order they are because of the relative probabilities of their being delt, with rarer hands ranking above more common hands (see Poker probability).
That is, any hand with no pair defeats any hand with a pair; one pair hands defeat two pair or three-of-a-kind, etc. No-pair hands are compared starting with the highest ranking card, just as in high poker, except that the high hand loses.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hand_(poker)   (3183 words)

The carpals, metacarpals, and phalanges in the human hand are visible in this x-ray.
A person may also describe somebody as his right hand man, which means that he relies heavily on this person, deriving from the importance and superiority place on the right over the left by many civilizations.
The hand is also an archaic unit of measurement.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/h/ha/hand.html   (1337 words)

 Hand at AllExperts
Using the term hand is merely a scientific usage of anthropomorphization, to distinguish the terminations of the front paws from the hind ones.
The hand is also an archaic unit of measurement, and is currently used as the standard unit to measure the height of horses.
The hand in watches is an indicator, usually made of a thin, light piece of metal, very variable in form, which moves over a graduated dial or scale.
en.allexperts.com /e/h/ha/hand.htm   (1354 words)

 hand definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
On the one hand we have plenty of time, but on the other hand our resources are limited.
Referring to a farm worker, the term hand is most commonly found in the South Midland territory, from Kentucky to Texas, and the Lower South.
The general-currency words are hired hand and hired man, which recur throughout the country but are most common in the North.
encarta.msn.com /dictionary_/hand.html   (736 words)

 Hand Dermatitis
Hand dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin on the hands that occurs when the hand touches a substance that is an irritant or triggers an allergic reaction.
When hand dermatitis is caused by a fungal infection, the symptoms include itchy blisters along the sides of the fingers.
Hand dermatitis is diagnosed according to a pattern of symptoms.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/h/handdermatitis.htm   (793 words)

 Hand in Hand
Hand In Hand carefully adheres to the laws of each country and to the guidelines set forth by the Hague Convention on International Adoption Law.
Hand In Hand is a licensed 501(c)(3) non-profit adoption agency incorporated in the State of Colorado, with offices in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, and Minnesota.
Hand In Hand assists in the placement of children from newborn to 16 years, of age, regardless of the child’s heritage.
www.hihiadopt.org   (250 words)

 Hand Papermaking Home Page
Be a Founding Contributor to the new Hand Papermaking Endowment Fund.
Hand Papermaking, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing traditional and contemporary ideas in the art of hand papermaking through publications and other educational formats.
All programs, activities, and services offered by Hand Papermaking, Inc., as well as staffing and volunteer recruitment, are conducted on a non-discriminatory basis without regard to ethnicity, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital or family status, national origin, age, or disability.
www.handpapermaking.org   (371 words)

 Broken Hand
The hand is a marvelously complex part of the human anatomy.
The hand is composed of 27 bones, including those in the wrist.
The knuckles of the hand are referred to as the MCP joint, which stands for metacarpal-phalangeal joint (because the fingers, composed of phalanges, join the palm, made of metacarpals).
www.emedicinehealth.com /broken_hand/article_em.htm   (334 words)

Tendons may be flexor (they contract, causing the hand or fingers to tighten or curl up) or adductor (they contract, causing the hand or fingers to loosen, or straighten out).
Therefore, palmar tendons (those on the palm-side of the hand) generally are flexors, while dorsal tendons (on the back of the hand) usually are adductors.
The palmar ligaments (those on the palmar side of the hand) include those which connect the radius and ulna to the wrist (carpal) bones, and those which attach the fingers to the carpals and metacarpals.
www.american.edu /adonahue/k9hand.htm   (1041 words)

 BBC News | HEALTH | 'Bionic' hand success hailed
This is important because it allows the very young to be fitted with the mechanical hand early enough in their lives so that they can adapt to the device and get the maximum performance out of it.
The two motors that operate the hand are contained entirely in the thumb and forefinger.
This allows the hand to be fitted to patients who have half a hand.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/health/1035304.stm   (436 words)

 Medical Problems: Arthritis at the base of the thumb
As a diagnostic measure, your Indiana Hand Center physician may press the thumb metacarpal firmly against the trapezium and move the joint.
Following surgery, the hand is immobilized in a bulky compressive dressing with a rigid splint to protect the thumb.
Although the fingers and tip of the thumb are free, the hand is generally not able to do normal daily activities in the bulky dressing.
www.indianahandcenter.com /medical.html   (945 words)

 ASSH | Hand Fractures
Because of the close relationship of bones to ligaments and tendons, the hand may be stiff and weak after the fracture heals.
Your hand surgeon may determine when the fracture is sufficiently stable.
A hand therapy program with splints and exercises may be recommended by your physician to speed and improve the recovery process.
www.assh.org /Content/NavigationMenu/PatientsPublic/HandConditions/HandFractures/Hand_Fractures.htm   (657 words)

 Discussion of Arm/Hand
The arm and hand are designed to perform a range of tasks in many different positions.
In some instances, it may be possible to design a task so that it can be performed with either hand and the employee trained to alternate hands.
All tasks should be designed to minimize stress and strain on the arm from the shoulder to the hand.
www.pc.ibm.com /ww/healthycomputing/vdt9-armhand.html   (517 words)

 Hand Surgery   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The most common procedures in hand surgery are those done to repair injured hands, including injuries to the tendons, nerves, blood vessels, and joints; fractured bones; and burns, cuts, and other injuries to the skin.
Congenital deformities of the hand-that is, deformities a child is born with-can interfere with proper hand growth and cause significant problems in the use of the hand.
To enhance your recovery and give you the fullest possible use of your hand, your surgeon may recommend a course of rehabilitation (physical and occupational therapy) under the direction of a trained hand therapist.
www.plasticsurgery.org /public_education/procedures/HandSurgery.cfm   (1573 words)

 Michael Dyck's collection of hand games
An exaggerated positioning of the palm-together hands at the start indicates the direction of the next sequence: cocked up to right shoulder for a "normal," right-handed game, or cocked up to the left shoulder for a left game.
You do the hand sequence while singing the song 3 times, but on the final "last", poke the other person in the belly (instead of doing action 7 of the 15th repetition of the hand sequence) and ignore the last three rests.
Thus your left hand is kind of reminding you that you're going to reach over with your right hand to grab the cup on the left, nearest the main (left) tapping hand (in this case).
www.juneharman.com /jmdyck/hand_games   (1738 words)

 Lab Manual - Hand
Correlate any fractures or deep cuts of the hand with functional disruptions of associated muscular and neurovascular structures.
Open the hand, look at creases, and skin the palm (do not cut the recurrent branch of median n.).
Examine the muscles, nerves, and vessels of all compartments of the hand.
www.med.umich.edu /lrc/coursepages/M1/anatomy/html/limbs/hand.html   (1232 words)

 Hand Kissing: a Guide For The Perplexed
Or help out by handing the lady a dull knife or two......if she offers her hand to be kissed, kiss it.
Bend over the hand, just a little, so you can look into her eyes (you will need to raise the hand a bit to do it), gently spread the fingers apart, and, with a dry tongue, and using only the tip, lick gently between two of the fingers, on the web.
The practice of sucking on fingers is gauche, and the business of kissing the hand, and continuing the kisses up the arm is simply stupid, or good as a comedic turn.
members.tripod.com /~whitebard/handkiss.htm   (882 words)

 Ψ 10 years HANDANALYSIS RESEARCH: the function of the hand
The sequel of this page is dedicated to a description on the evolutionary functions of the various aspects of the hand.
On the other side the dermatoglyphics do have another more specific rol, that is: the distribution of the perspiration in our hands.
The perspiration is kind of the lubricating oil of the hand grip which makes that the skin of our palms doesn't get damaged easily during the contact with objects.
www.handresearch.com /hand/Evolutie/functieEngels.htm   (553 words)

"Enthusiasts for Hand's sensuously descriptive brand of literary fantasy are in for a treat with her latest collection of short fiction.
The tattoo-artist daughter of a children's book writer finds a tarot deck once owned by a colleague of her famous mother and watches her destiny become inexplicably intertwined with the cards.
In a separate section entitled "The Lost Domain," Hand offers four contemplative tales about transient relationships that she links by using poignant, recurring themes: the fragility of intimacy, the insidious unraveling of civilization following 9/11, the influence of Greek myth on modern love.
www.elizabethhand.com   (1027 words)

 eMedicine - Fractures, Hand : Article by William R Fraser, DO
The hand is a group of gliding bones surrounded by soft tissue.
More mobile bones of the hand, such as the first, fourth, and fifth metacarpals, may tolerate a greater degree of angulation without disability, while the less mobile second and third metacarpal bones must have more precise reduction to ensure proper function.
An exception is the patient with an amputated digit or hand requiring transfer to a hospital capable of emergent reimplantation.
www.emedicine.com /emerg/topic197.htm   (3508 words)

 Hand Middle School - Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The mission of Hand Middle School is to ensure that all students are provided opportunities to become productive, responsible citizens and lifelong learners in a safe and supportive environment characterized by a demand for excellence and enriched by the diversity of the community of learners.
Hand has been in the Exemplary Writing Hall of Fame for five years, but this process requires periodic reevaluations by the WIN team.
Providing over 30 volunteers to Hand, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Columbia was recognized at the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast as Hand Middle School’s Volunteer Group of the Year.
hand.rcsd1.org /home.asp   (775 words)

 @hand Corporation
The @hand Mobile Server serves as an intelligent processing layer between enterprise systems and the @hand Mobile Clients.
The @hand Mobile Client is deployed to each mobile device that supports one or many @hand applications.
The Mobile Client is managed centrally by the @hand Server and handles all communication, local data processing, security, and application installations on the device.
www.hand.com /content/content.asp?page=mtier   (285 words)

 Definition of hand - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
hand> b : one of two sides or aspects of an issue or argument hand we can appeal for peace, and on the other, declare war>
hands> c : a member of a ship's crew hands on deck> d : a person skilled in a particular action or pursuit e : a specialist or veteran in a usually designated activity or region hand>
hand of a master> c : the feel of or tactile reaction to something (as silk or leather)
www.m-w.com /cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=HAND   (547 words)

 eMedicine - Dislocations, Hand : Article by Jerome FX Naradzay, MD, FACEP
The emergency physician and hand specialist must establish some guidelines for eliminating the patient's pain but not compromise the examination and documentation for the provider who will have to provide ultimate follow-up, rehabilitation, and occupational guidelines.
Many patients with an isolated digit or hand dislocation can be expeditiously treated from the time they arrive until the initial physician contact if protocols allow the nursing staff to provide analgesia and order the appropriate radiology study.
Instability of the thumb is an indication for referring the patient to a hand specialist.
www.emedicine.com /emerg/topic143.htm   (4321 words)

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