dead man's hand

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dead man’s hand

two aces, two eights; hand Wild Bill Hickok held when murdered. [Am. Slang: Leach, 299]
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This, and Allah, are our witnesses," and they pointed to a revolver in the dead man's hand.
He lies under suspicion of having poisoned the stable-boy, he was undoubtedly out in the storm, he was armed with a heavy stick, and his cravat was found in the dead man's hand. I really think we have enough to go before a jury."
You cannot have forgotten the singular knife which was found in the dead man's hand, a knife which certainly no sane man would choose for a weapon.
Benassis' arrival interrupted the discourse of a tall, simply- dressed woman, with thin locks of hair, who held the dead man's hand in hers in a way that spoke eloquently.
Disgusted with the odious spectacle, the youth was turning from the sight, after ordering the corpse to be removed, when the position of one of the dead man's hands struck him.
Woodbridge points out that Ferdinand 'fetishizes body parts, but instead of emblazoning them in sonnets, he tends to cut them off bodies and carry them around--a dead man's hand, the leg of a man'.
Who was murdered in August 1876 while playing poker and holding cards of Aces and eights, now known as 'dead man's hand'?
A note is found clenched in the dead man's hand. Martha investigates the who, what, and why of the shooting in this twisty, suspenseful murder mystery, that is filled with humorous Southern characters and elements of Christian theology.
In poker the Dead Man's Hand consisting of the two black eights and two black aces and one other 2.
"Dead Man's Hand" is a Mystery Noir series set in New Orleans and is the debut novel of Jack Frost.
When Marjorie Trumaine, Lida's closest friend, and a skilled researcher and professional indexer, who lives in the farm adjacent to the Knudsens, is asked by Stark County Sheriff Hilo Jenkins to investigate the strange copper amulet discovered clutched in the dead man's hand, Marjorie can hardly refuse.
"Until the Night Turns" leads the album's fixation on reckoning: "I had a visitor come from the great beyond/Telling me our time in the world is done." Living corpses follow in "Dead Man's Hand." And Southern Gothic "The World Ender" continues the tale and echoes avenging themes from Schneider's comic book.