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Thomas Hale, U.S. physician, 1905-1987. See: Ham test.


1. Synonym(s): popliteal fossa
2. The buttock and back part of the thigh.


HTLV-I-associated myelopathy. See Tropical spastic paraparesis.


[AS. haum, haunch]
1. The popliteal space or region behind the knee.
2. A common name for the thigh, hip, and buttock.
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Unfortunately for her, the demon Abalam is still set on possession, which, in this case, amounts to Nell's pals convulsing, a ham-fisted subtext about her burgeoning sexuality and an over-helping of orchestral shrieks.
But her efforts to establish herself as a credible film actress have been less successful, and this continues her transition with a ham-fisted rehash of Miss Congeniality set on a college campus.
When, in 2009, ham-fisted Chris Grayling, now pensions minister but then shadow minister for Merseyside, was charged with reviving the merest spark of a Tory vote in Liverpool, I told him - face to face - never to mention the Thatcher name.
Uneasy tempo changes made each of the five songs aired disjointed, while ham-fisted drums and ropey sound rendered any subtleties obsolete.
"I hope that the important information revealed in these leaks can galvanise a new class of disengaged, disenfranchised people and help them recognise that those who govern are not an elite cabal of Machiavellians but a bunch of deceitful, ham-fisted chumps" - Russell Brand on WikiLeaks.
ROBERT BEN GARANT (Reno 911!: Miami) serves up more punch-lines that fail to hit their target with this ham-fisted yarn, boldly described as 'a huge comedy with tiny balls'.
The ham-fisted way the White Hart Lane board got rid of Martin Jol (right) just added insult to injury after their sneaky trip to Spain to line up Juande Ramos earlier in the season.
'We do not want any ham-fisted attempts to equate 'independent school' with 'socially and economically privileged'.'
Fantastic, great to know that ham-fisted plot devices were as popular then as they are now
Government proposals to tighten the rules surrounding postal voting represent a vast improvement on the existing system, which is so wide open to fraud as to be a gift to even the most ham-fisted criminal.
A less ham-fisted attempt by the Catholic bishops to intervene in the Michigan gubernatorial race also fell flat.
Yesterday's ham-fisted Home Office intervention made the bewildered children victims of an argument that is as much political as it is legal.