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Definition of lone hand in English:


(In euchre or quadrille) a hand played against the rest, or a player playing such a hand.


play a lone hand
Act on one’s own: he handled it without involving us—he chose to play a lone hand
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  • Since a real-life friar would probably not play a lone hand in the manner of Brother Cadfael, we can deduce that this drastic action was approved by the Abbey authorities.
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