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hand·ling

(hand'ling)
Application of hands in a trained manner to parts of a patient's body to decrease the frequency of abnormal patterns of movement, improve muscle tone, and increase the occurrence of automatic normal movement.
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They are birds of the sea, whose swimming is like flying, and resembles more a natural function than the handling of man-invented appliances.
Martin was the only one capable of handling a boat, and he was pressed into service.
Perry had built models, and Ja had had him read carefully and explain all that they could find relative to the handling of sailing vessels.
George thought she must have rubbed her nose with her finger after she had been handling some of the kitchen pots.
She felt like a chess player who, by the clever handling of his pieces, sees the game taking the course intended.
Give me the handling of a horse for twenty minutes, and I'll tell you what sort of a groom he has had.
This duke entered the Romagna with auxiliaries, taking there only French soldiers, and with them he captured Imola and Forli; but afterwards, such forces not appearing to him reliable, he turned to mercenaries, discerning less danger in them, and enlisted the Orsini and Vitelli; whom presently, on handling and finding them doubtful, unfaithful, and dangerous, he destroyed and turned to his own men.