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Back-hander

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A blow on the face with the back of the hand. Also one who takes back the decanter in order to hand himself another glass before the decanter is passed on.

“Iʹll take a back-hander, as Clive donʹt seem to drink.”—Thackeray: The Newcomes.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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