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Verb senses[edit]

check out everybody. we need to ocver the verb handle here. it's kinda important. I can't believe how much work wiktionary needs sometimes. LingLangLung 02:35, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Entry critized[edit]

Entry depicted as an example of disadvantages of unprofessional, user-generated dictionaries here (page 16). 13:54, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Additional sense[edit]

Century has the sense "8. [< handle, n.] To furnish with a handle or handles; as, to handle a teacup." So far, the only citations I can find are:

  • 1917, Leona Dalrymple, Kenny, page 226:
    "A man who wants to know if you must have a north light to paint by will think it a rule of the guild to double-handle teacups."
  • 1971, Ceramics (volumes 22-23 / issues 263-274), page 8:
    After the raw materials have been finely ground and blunged the resulting clay bodies are stored in 15 tanks [...]. The automatic ramikin machine, which can also make and handle cups, and the plate dryer are by Netzsch.

- -sche (discuss) 00:01, 30 August 2015 (UTC)