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synonyms for handsel

  • allowance
  • alms
  • award
  • benefaction
  • benefit
  • bequest
  • bestowal
  • bonus
  • boon
  • bounty
  • charity
  • contribution
  • courtesy
  • dispensation
  • donation
  • endowment
  • fairing
  • favor
  • giveaway
  • goodie
  • grant
  • gratuity
  • hand
  • hand-me-down
  • handout
  • honorarium
  • lagniapp
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How to use handsel in a sentence

"And here's a handsel to cross his palm," added Harry, passing the piper something invisible.
THE INCENDIARYW. A. (WILLIAM AUGUSTINE) LEAHY
He would instantly give him a 'handsel' of harrying to stay his proud stomach.
BORDER GHOST STORIESHOWARD PEASE
But the devil a sou the devils took; far from taking handsel, they were flouted and jeered by the country louts.
GARGANTUA AND PANTAGRUEL, COMPLETE.FRANCOIS RABELAIS
"Mercury hath sent us precious handsel this morning, truly," said he, when his diversion was concluded.
TRADITIONS OF LANCASHIRE, VOLUME 2 (OF 2)JOHN ROBY
A bareheaded lassie, hoping to be handsel, threw down twopence, and asked tape at three yards for a halfpenny.
THE LIFE OF MANSIE WAUCHDAVID MACBETH MOIR
Come, Bung, we'll give ourselves handsel; go, fill's a lusty pot of ale.
A SELECT COLLECTION OF OLD ENGLISH PLAYS, VOLUME 12 (OF 15)ROBERT DODSLEY
There being no post-captain to supersede him, Mr Handsel received an acting order to continue in the command.
THE TWO SHIPMATESWILLIAM H. G. KINGSTON
And, as I trow, said Sir Sagramore, ye shall have the same handsel that he had.
LE MORTE D'ARTHUR, VOLUME I (OF II)THOMAS MALORY
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