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forehand adj.: “ shaft,” arrow used for shooting straight before one 2H4 III. ii. 52; done at an earlier time Ado IV. i. 50 “extenuate the sin;” —sb. “the ,” the upper hand or advantage H5 IV. i. 300; vanguard, mainstay (S.) Troil. I. iii. 143 “The sinew and the forehand of our host.”
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