fill (one's) hand

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fill (one's) hand

1. To draw a firearm into one's hand, as in preparation for a gunfight. Fill your hand, stranger, you've been talkin' fighting words all day and I've had enough!
2. biblical To be consecrated or initiated as a priest, i.e., by placing objects of worship or holy sacrifice into one's hands. After years of studying in the rectory, young Adam was finally ready to fill his hands and enter the priesthood.
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Ask a dying man what time it is and twenty centuries may rise into his eyes you will not meet them Ask a dying man what time it is a drift of sand will fill his hand you will not take it Ask a dying man what time it is and clamor's breath will try the gates of death you will not hear it I asked a dying man the time he took my wrist and put a finger to my lips
Young viewers saw him fill his hands with bubbles created by pumping methane into a bowl of detergent, then setting the bubbles alight.