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    vil is offline VIP Member
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    man of his hands

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    They were men well fitted for war…well-mounted horsemen, pioneers and men of their hands accustomed to guard their own heads amid a hostile population.

    a man of his hands = a man of experience

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    SoothingDave is offline VIP Member
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    Re: man of his hands

    Not a teacher.

    It means they were tough men, used to working with their hands, doing physical labor, providing for themselves.

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