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For myself, though I received only a backhanded blow on the chest, I staggered as if I had been struck with a sledgehammer.
IN THE DAYS OF MY YOUTHAMELIA ANN BLANDFORD EDWARDS
Korman backhanded him across the throat without looking around, with such force that Gibson staggered back and fell.
IRRESISTIBLE WEAPONHORACE BROWN FYFE
Simms threw the brim of his soft hat up with a backhanded stroke and shook his head.
THE REAL MANFRANCIS LYNDE
The writing was what is known as "backhanded," in strokes which appeared at first sight to be of a uniform lightness.
ROUND THE BLOCKJOHN BELL BOUTON
Mikah asked, and one of the guards backhanded him to the ground.
THE ETHICAL ENGINEERHENRY MAXWELL DEMPSEY
Whatever this might mean, it was, at best, a backhanded compliment to Hartigan.
THE PREACHER OF CEDAR MOUNTAINERNEST THOMPSON SETON
Glyddyr turned upon him, and made a backhanded blow at his face.
KING OF THE CASTLEGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
So the Watch followed behind and vented its contrition on a mob of boys in occasional backhanded cuffs and current imprecations.
THE PASSIONATE ELOPEMENTCOMPTON MACKENZIE
With a muted roar, Adam swept his powerful arm in a backhanded arc that caught Brute full on the side of his head.
REBELS OF THE RED PLANETCHARLES LOUIS FONTENAY
Nick lifted his hand; and with a vicious, backhanded stroke sent Xavier again reeling across the yard.
TWO ON THE TRAILHULBERT FOOTNER

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