“Not if he struck him for a hand-out,” muttered the slangy Tom.
Hand-Out: a bundle of food handed out to a beggar at the back door.
A lunch had been served on the train early in the day, but that was only a "hand-out."
I've never earned a hand-out with more dignified probity, sir.
He had, in the first place, come to our back door to beg a hand-out.
The hand-out was ...