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.
Last edited by vil; 13-Aug-2010 at 14:39.
Not a teacher.
It means they were tough men, used to working with their hands, doing physical labor, providing for themselves.