verb (used with object), hand·seled, hand·sel·ing or (especially British) hand·selled, hand·sel·ling.
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Origin of handsel
OTHER WORDS FROM handselun·hand·seled; (especially British) un·hand·selled, adjective
Words nearby handsel
Example sentences from the Web for handsel
Lieutenant Handsel at once took the command, making his clear voice, as he issued his orders, heard amid the wild din of battle.
He would instantly give him a 'handsel' of harrying to stay his proud stomach.Border Ghost Stories|Howard Pease
"And here's a handsel to cross his palm," added Harry, passing the piper something invisible.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
A bareheaded lassie, hoping to be handsel, threw down twopence, and asked tape at three yards for a halfpenny.The Life of Mansie Wauch|David Macbeth Moir
“Then we shall have the satisfaction of retaking her and thrashing her captor into the bargain,” said Mr Handsel.