“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 a damn sight better'n th' rotten slush I get here.
He begged a hand-out from one of the small houses and hunted a place to spend the night.
He went from house to house begging a hand-out, but the residents were colder than the weather.
In this business ye got to cough up yer whole soul jus' to get a lump (hand-out).
I'd a-hated your fine talk, an' your poetry, an' the thing about you that makes you hate to touch a guy for a hand-out.