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What is the origin of the term hand over fist?

During the Iron Age (circa 1200-200 B.C.) coins were pounded using a mallet and a peg, the peg featuring a hardened "stencil" at one end. With the peg gripped in one hand (fis (MORE)

Why do elderly people with dementia clench their hands into fists until they get contractures?

  Contractures happen when a person, especially the elderly, become physically inactive over long periods of time. Muscle fibers start to break down several months before (MORE)
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What does you cannot shake hands with a clenched fist mean?

The meaning of "You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist" isthat you cannot hold anger when trying to compromise or make peacewith the other people. A clenched fist is a si (MORE)

Making money hand over fist?

Making money hand over fist is an idiom that dates back to early  sailors. They would pull in their catches using a "hand over fist"  method to reel the traps or lines in fr (MORE)

Who was the roman who handed Jesus over to the Jews?

pontius No Roman handed Jesus over to the Jews. It was the Jews who handed Jesus over to the Romans. An ad hoc militia from the Temple (John 18:3) were the first ones who ar (MORE)
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Why is the hand over-over-hand method the best?

What are you talking about? Rope climbing, some form of swimming exercise. There were a number of more or less science-fiction radio dramas made during the war that got into r (MORE)

What is the answer to 20c plus 5 equals 5c plus 65?

20c + 5 = 5c + 65 Divide through by 5: 4c + 1 = c + 13 Subtract c from both sides: 3c + 1 = 13 Subtract 1 from both sides: 3c = 12 Divide both sides by 3: c = 4
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