Great skill in palming is necessary for their successful use.
The notion then occurred to Rosenbaum of palming off another skull for Haydn's.
Of all the fictions which he succeeded in palming off for truths none is more instructive than that admirable ghost, Mrs. Veal.
This seemed to dispose of the theory that he was palming off illegitimate money.
The making direct and unacknowledged quotations, and palming them off as the quoter's, is a very grave literary offense.
You see at last I'm not a suspicious rascal, however, for I don't suspect you of palming a false grand-daughter upon me.'
Wasn't it enough that I married your sister, without your palming off your old stepmother on me?
The hands are shown absolutely empty, fingers wide apart, no palming being employed.
Talking sappy to an endless stream of silly women, palming off on them such useless junk as this!
The boys spread out, palming the basketball from one to another, faster and faster.
"flat of the hand," c.1300, from Old French palme (Modern French paume), from Latin palma "palm of the hand," also "flat end of an oar; palm tree," from PIE *pel- "to spread out; flat" (cf. Greek palame "open hand," Old Irish lam, Welsh llaw, Old English folm, Old High German folma "hand," Sanskrit panih "hand, hoof"). Palm oil is earlier in the punning sense of "bribe" (1620s) than in the literal sense of "oil from the fruit of the West African palm" (1705, from palm (n.2)).
tropical tree, Old English palma, Old French palme, both from Latin palma "palm tree," originally "palm of the hand;" the tree so called from the shape of its leaves, like fingers of a hand (see palm (n.1)).
The word traveled early to northern Europe, where the tree does not grow, via Christianity, and took root in the local languages (e.g. Old Saxon palma, Old High German palma, Old Norse palmr). Palm Sunday is Old English palm-sunnandæg.
In ancient times, a leaf or frond was carried or worn as a symbol of victory or triumph, or on feast days; hence figurative use of palm for "victory, triumph" (late 14c.). Palm court "large room in a hotel, etc., usually decorated with potted palms" first recorded 1908.
"impose (something) on (someone)," 1670s, from palm (n.1). Extended form palm off is from 1822.
The inner surface of the hand that extends from the wrist to the base of the fingers.
To conceal a playing card against the palm in order to use it in a gambling hand: It was five cards that he palmed, three aces and a pair of queens (1673+)