Bloody hand
Bloody hand Blood"y hand` 1. A hand stained with the blood of a deer, which, in the old forest laws of England, was sufficient evidence of a man's trespass in the forest against venison. --Jacob. [1913 Webster]

2. (Her.) A red hand, as in the arms of Ulster, which is now the distinguishing mark of a baronet of the United Kingdom. [1913 Webster]


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  • bloody hand — noun 1. : a hand stained with deer s blood being sufficient evidence in old English forest laws of a man s trespass in the forest against venison 2. heraldry : a red hand (as in the arms of Ulster) that is now the distinguishing mark of a baronet …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bloody hand — Under the old English forest laws, bloody hand was one of the four kinds of trespasses in the royal forest, by which the offender, being apprehended and found with his hands or other body part stained with blood, is judged to have killed the deer …   Wikipedia

  • bloody hand — In forest law, evidence of bloody hands or other parts of the body was one of the four kinds of circumstantial evidence of his having illegally killed deer, although he was not found in the act of chasing or hunting …   Black's law dictionary

  • bloody hand — In forest law, evidence of bloody hands or other parts of the body was one of the four kinds of circumstantial evidence of his having illegally killed deer, although he was not found in the act of chasing or hunting …   Black's law dictionary

  • bloody hand — A hand stained with deer s blood, evidence of poaching …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • bloody — adj., adv., & v. adj. (bloodier, bloodiest) 1 a of or like blood. b running or smeared with blood (bloody bandage). 2 a involving, loving, or resulting from bloodshed (bloody battle). b sanguinary; cruel (bloody butcher). 3 coarse sl. expressing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand — The terminal of the arm; a member of man and apes adapted for grasping things. Champlin Refining Co. v State Industrial Cont. 153 Okla 45, 4 P2d 1. A lineal measure of four inches. A word often used to indicate handwriting. See beat hand; bloody… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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