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Lone hand   /loʊn hænd/   Listen
Lone hand

noun
1.
A person who avoids the company or assistance of others.  Synonyms: lone wolf, loner.






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"Lone hand" Quotes from Famous Books



... fleet-footed "Dorphy," had deserted him for good and sufficient cause, and his hard old heart rebelled against priggish Christians and their superior ways. Some of the tardiness of age has come upon him. Though he had "worked" the oysters with all the resourcefulness of the lone hand, the marketable results were less in bulk than formerly. "Dorphy" had been wont to re-sort and classify Hamed's gleanings, for Hamed's eyes are misty; also his desire to emulate "Dorphy's" quickness was so ingenuous that in lieu of oysters he would frequently stow away flat stones and pieces ...
— My Tropic Isle • E J Banfield

... nobody up there to run guns to but Injuns, and them Injuns are so wild they don't want no guns; they stick to the bow and arrer and such stuff, which they sure know how to use. Whatever his game is, he plays a lone hand as far's this town knows. Got no pals here, and nobody wants to walk on ...
— The Pathless Trail • Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel

... in a lone hand. An exposed card can only benefit the adversaries, consequently no penalty is attached; but should the lone hand lead out of turn, he is supposed to be attempting to gain an advantage, therefore Rule 104 ...
— The Laws of Euchre - As adopted by the Somerset Club of Boston, March 1, 1888 • H. C. Leeds



Words linked to "Lone hand" :   lone wolf, solitudinarian, loner, individualist, troglodyte, recluse, solitary, hermit



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