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Convention for the handing over of Belfort, with Annexe, signed at Belfort, 16 February 1871

Agreement between the Netherlands and Portugal for the handing over of Cranganoor, signed 15 January 1662

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Convention between Denmark and Sweden-Norway respecting the Handing Over of Archival Materials to Norway, signed at Copenhagen, 13 September 1851

Convention between the Emperor and Sardinia for the Handing over of Sardinia, signed at Genoa, 13 July 1720

Special Convention between Austria and France for the Evacuation and Handing Over of the Lombardo-Venetian Fortresses, signed at Venice, 1 October 1866

Convention between Roumania and Turkey respecting the handing over of the Fortress of Viddin, signed 23 February 1878

Convention between Montenegro and Turkey for the Handing Over to Montenegro of Dulcigno, signed at Kounia, 25 November 1880

Agreement between China and Japan for the Handing Over of the Port of Yinkow, signed at Peking, 9 November 1906

Agreement between China and Japan for the Handing Over of the Port of Yingkow, signed at Yingkow, 5 December 1906

Convention relative to the Handing Over of Swedish Pomerania etc. between Prussia and Sweden, signed at Stralsund, 24 November 1815

Procès-Verbal for the Handing Over of the Bailiwick of Wertheim by Baden to Austria, signed at Aschaffenburg, 27 October 1819

Procès-Verbal for the Handing Over of the Bailiwick of Wertheim by Austria to Bavaria, signed at Aschaffenburg, 27 October 1819

With My Hand over My Heart, Looking You Right in the Eyes, I Promise Myself to You … Reflections on Derrida's Interpretation of Husserl

 

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To haul rapidly on a rope or tackle by passing one's hands alternately one before the other and thus keeping the hauling part in motion. A seaman was said to go ‘hand over hand’ when he went up the mast by means of a stay or shroud without using the ratlines. The expression also means rapidly, as in ‘We are coming up with the ship ahead hand over hand’.

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