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Handwriting on the Wall (The)

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An announcement of some coming calamity. The allusion is to the handwriting on Belshazzar’s palace-wall announcing the loss of his kingdom. (Dan. v. 5–31.)

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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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Hand of Justice
Hand over Hand
Hand the Sail
Hand Down to Posterity (To)
Handfasting
Handicap
Handkerchief
Handkerchief and Sword
Handle
Handsome = liberal
Handwriting on the Wall (The)
Handycuffs
Hang Back (To)
Hang Fire (To)
Hang On (To)
Hang Out
Hangdog Look (A)
Hang by a Thread (To)
Hang in the Bell Ropes (To)
Hanged or Strangled
Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered