driving hand

driving hand

A term of art used by pathologists for the (usually dominant) hand that he or she uses to move a mechanical stage when examining a glass slide of tissue by light microscopy.
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1970's Algerian Proto-Rai Underground (Sublime Frequencies) In the pre-synthesizer days of rai music explored by this album, every beat was filled with driving hand percussion, passionate call-and-response vocals, and (surprisingly) trumpets.
Following his dynamic work on the stirring Deaf West Theater revival of "Big River," director Jeff Calhoun here puts as robust a driving hand as seems possible behind the featherweight material.
Switching to auto-pilot during a jam and then reading a newspaper would not be considered sensible, they say, even though some of their marketing graphics show a man waving a coffee cup and eating a doughnut while driving hands and feet-free.