handsel

[ han-suh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF handsel
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"And here's a handsel to cross his palm," added Harry, passing the piper something invisible.

A bareheaded lassie, hoping to be handsel, threw down twopence, and asked tape at three yards for a halfpenny.

He would instantly give him a 'handsel' of harrying to stay his proud stomach.