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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Manhandle  \Man*han"dle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {-handled};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {-handling}.] 
  1.  To  move  or  manage,  by  human  force  without  mechanical  aid; 
  as  to  manhandle  a  cannon. 
 
  2.  To  handle  roughly;  as  the  captive  was  manhandled. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Handle  \Han"dle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Handled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Handling}  .]  [OE.  handlen,  AS  handian  akin  to  D.  handelen 
  to  trade  G.  handeln.  See  {Hand}.] 
  1.  To  touch;  to  feel  with  the  hand;  to  use  or  hold  with  the 
  hand. 
 
  Handle  me  and  see  for  a  spirit  hath  not  flesh. 
  --Luke  xxiv. 
  39. 
 
  About  his  altar,  handling  holy  things  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  manage  in  using,  as  a  spade  or  a  musket;  to  wield; 
  often  to  manage  skillfully. 
 
  That  fellow  handles  his  bow  like  a  crowkeeper. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  accustom  to  the  hand;  to  work  upon  or  take  care  of 
  with  the  hands. 
 
  The  hardness  of  the  winters  forces  the  breeders  to 
  house  and  handle  their  colts  six  months  every  year. 
  --Sir  W. 
  Temple. 
 
  4.  To  receive  and  transfer;  to  have  pass  through  one's  hands; 
  hence  to  buy  and  sell  as  a  merchant  handles  a  variety 
  of  goods,  or  a  large  stock. 
 
  5.  To  deal  with  to  make  a  business  of 
 
  They  that  handle  the  law  knew  me  not  --Jer.  ii  8. 
 
  6.  To  treat;  to  use  well  or  ill. 
 
  How  wert  thou  handled  being  prisoner.  --Shak. 
 
  7.  To  manage;  to  control;  to  practice  skill  upon 
 
  You  shall  see  how  I  will  handle  her  --Shak. 
 
  8.  To  use  or  manage  in  writing  or  speaking;  to  treat,  as  a 
  theme,  an  argument,  or  an  objection. 
 
  We  will  handle  what  persons  are  apt  to  envy  others 
  --Bacon. 
 
  {To  handle  without  gloves}.  See  under  {Glove}.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Handling  \Han"dling\,  n.  [AS.  handlung.] 
  1.  A  touching,  controlling,  managing,  using,  etc.,  with  the 
  hand  or  hands,  or  as  with  the  hands.  See  {Handle},  v.  t. 
 
  The  heavens  and  your  fair  handling  Have  made  you 
  master  of  the  field  this  day  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  (Drawing,  Painting,  etc.)  The  mode  of  using  the  pencil  or 
  brush,  etc.;  style  of  touch.  --Fairholt. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  handling 
  n  1:  manual  (or  mechanical)  carrying  or  moving  or  delivering  or 
  working  with  something 
  2:  the  action  of  touching  with  the  hands  or  the  skillful  use  of 
  the  hands  [syn:  {manipulation}] 
  3:  the  management  of  someone  or  something  "the  handling  of 
  prisoners"  or  "the  treatment  of  water  sewage";  "the  right 
  to  equal  treatment  in  the  criminal  justice  system"  [syn:  {treatment}] 




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