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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
handsel or hansel
From Old English handselen (giving into hand), from hand + selen (the action of giving, gift). Earliest documented use: 1450.
"Suddenly she thrusts something at him. A small paper packet tied with string. 'A handsel.' she says. 'For Miss Whyte.'"
Joan Thomas; Curiosity; McClelland & Stewart; 2010.
"The School was handselled with two unique archival gifts."
Margaret A. Mackay; Hamish Scott Henderson; Folklore (London, UK); Oct 2002.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:He who opens a school door, closes a prison. -Victor Hugo, poet, novelist, and dramatist (1802-1885)