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a variant of haunch (sense 3)
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  • If anybody knows whether or not there is such a place, its old hance Stamford.

  • Then he and hance went into the cabin, and I walked back to the culprit.

    The Great K. & A. Robbery Paul Liechester Ford
  • hance, the guide, who has charge of the well, has made a path to the bottom.

    Our Italy Charles Dudley Warner
  • Tolfree explained, however, that some had ridden out to Moran Point, and the rest had gone down hance's trail.

    The Great K. & A. Robbery Paul Liechester Ford
  • hance give up guidin long ago, but in his prime there wasnt a better one at it.

  • His newest one, though—the one he is featuring this year—is, in the opinion of competent judges, the gem of the hance collection.

    Roughing it De Luxe Irvin S. Cobb
  • Here he built the old hance Trail into the Canyon, and discovered numerous copper and asbestos mines.

    I Married a Ranger Dama Margaret Smith
  • Night had already come when we arrived at our destination, known as hance's Camp, near the border of the Cañon.

  • I suppose any girl would have invented the same yarn, yet it hurt me more than the bigger one she had told on hance's trail.

    The Great K. & A. Robbery Paul Liechester Ford
  • A man's best comfort is his wife, and hance had fallen into the trap in the usual man-like way.

    Skookum Chuck Fables Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)

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