a variant of haunch (def. 3)

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Examples from the Web for hance

Historical Examples of hance

  • 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