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a variant of haunch (sense 3)
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  • hance, the guide, who has charge of the well, has made a path to the bottom.

    Our Italy Charles Dudley Warner
  • Then he and hance went into the cabin, and I walked back to the culprit.

    The Great K. & A. Robbery Paul Liechester Ford
  • Captain hance, while commanding, fell pierced through the heart.

    History of Kershaw's Brigade

    D. Augustus Dickert
  • Here he built the old hance Trail into the Canyon, and discovered numerous copper and asbestos mines.

    I Married a Ranger Dama Margaret Smith
  • Some of the photographic views presented here, all inadequate, are taken from points on hance's trail.

    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
  • 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
  • If anybody knows whether or not there is such a place, its old hance Stamford.

  • hance give up guidin long ago, but in his prime there wasnt a better one at it.

  • Captain hance explains that he himself did it—with his elbows and knees—while fleeing from a war party of Apaches.

    Roughing it De Luxe Irvin S. Cobb

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