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Glory Hand

In folk lore, a dead man's hand, supposed to possess certain magical properties.

“De hand of glory is hand cut off from a dead man as have been hanged for murther, and dried very nice in de shmoke of juniper wood.” —Sir W. Scott: The Antiquary (Dousterswivel).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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