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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hand-barrow a barrow without a wheel, carried by men: Hand′-bas′ket, a small portable basket
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hand; in all Teut. tongues, perh. rel. to Goth. hinthan, to seize.


In literature:

He did not reckon with the hand-barrow on his left, piled up with dirty plates from the lunch of Trinity Hall.
"The Research Magnificent" by H. G. Wells
During dinner Ben sat at the left hand of Hallie, with Barrows opposite.
"Ted Strong in Montana" by Edward C. Taylor
The tap was repeated, but Leeby pushed her father into a chair and thrust Barrow's Sermons open into his hand.
"A Window in Thrums" by J. M. Barrie
She turned her little barrow upside down as she spoke, sat down upon it, and placed one mittened hand on each knee.
"The Hawthorns" by Amy Walton
On landing he was taken up to the house erected for his accommodation, on a board resembling a hand-barrow.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
It'll break me 'art if that donkey and barrow goes to hanybody that'll make light of 'em hand habuse 'em.
"Prisoners of Poverty Abroad" by Helen Campbell
Duke Barrows rubbed his hands in fiendish glee.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
He had emptied four barrow loads and was filling the fifth when he uncovered the hand, a robot's hand made of green metal.
"The Velvet Glove" by Harry Harrison
Loupart strolled along the pavement, making grabs at the barrows, picking a handful of strawberries or cherries as he went by.
"The Exploits of Juve" by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
A barrow was soon provided, and five shillings put into Betty's hands.
"The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain and Other Tales" by Hannah More
Many wooden trays, and hand-barrows for carrying whale blubber, were lying on the ground, most of them in a state of decay.
"Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea" by John Franklin
It was over two hundred miles to Point Barrow and the time of storms was at hand.
"The Boy With the U. S. Survey" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
No wheelbarrows being provided, the men were obliged to make hand-barrows of cracker-boxes.
"The Boys of '61" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Undismayed, he attacked the mass of litter and with his own hands removed 3000 barrow-loads.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
So he rested a minute before beginning again, and he marshalled his tools upon a barrow within reach of his hand.
"Peccavi" by E. W. Hornung
He was carried home on a hand-barrow.
"Pencil Sketches" by Eliza Leslie
Can you tell me where to find a hand-barrow?
"A Roving Commission" by G. A. Henty
As for the porter with one hand he trundled his barrow along like a jolly hoop.
"Rich Relatives" by Compton Mackenzie
Still he said nothing and accepted the hand of the manager, who said his name was Barrows.
"The Ranger Boys Outwit the Timber Thieves" by Claude A. Labelle
After this Hare turned a hawker, at first with a horse and cart, but latterly with a hand-barrow.
"The History of Burke and Hare" by George Mac Gregor

In poetry:

Sir Henry Irving never knew a keener, sweeter thrill
Than that which stirs the breast of him who turns his painted face
To the circling crowd who laugh aloud and clap hands with a will
As a tribute to the clown who won the great wheel-barrow race.
"The Big Top" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer

In news:

Though Barrow 's famous partner and love interest Bonnie Parker was not involved in the robbery, a member of Theatre Lawrence was on hand to play her.