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 for Handling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Handle \Han"dle\ (h[a^]n"d'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Handled
     (-d'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Handling (-dl[i^]ng).] [OE.
     handlen, AS. handlian; akin to D. handelen to trade, G.
     handeln. See Hand.]
     1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the
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              Handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh.
                                                    --Luke xxiv.
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              About his altar, handling holy things. --Milton.
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     2. To manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield;
        often, to manage skillfully.
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              That fellow handles his bow like a crowkeeper.
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     3. To accustom to the hand; to work upon, or take care of,
        with the hands.
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              The hardness of the winters forces the breeders to
              house and handle their colts six months every year.
                                                    --Sir W.
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     4. To receive and transfer; to have pass through one's hands;
        hence, to buy and sell; as, a merchant handles a variety
        of goods, or a large stock.
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     5. To deal with; to make a business of.
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              They that handle the law knew me not. --Jer. ii. 8.
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     6. To treat; to use, well or ill.
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              How wert thou handled being prisoner? --Shak.
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     7. To manage; to control; to practice skill upon.
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              You shall see how I will handle her.  --Shak.
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     8. To use or manage in writing or speaking; to treat, as a
        theme, an argument, or an objection.
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              We will handle what persons are apt to envy others.
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     To handle without gloves. See under Glove. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Handling \Han"dling\ (h[a^]n"dl[i^]ng), n. [AS. handlung.]
     1. A touching, controlling, managing, using, etc., with the
        hand or hands, or as with the hands. See Handle, v. t.
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              The heavens and your fair handling
              Have made you master of the field this day.
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     2. (Drawing, Painting, etc.) The mode of using the pencil or
        brush, etc.; style of touch. --Fairholt.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Manhandle \Man*han"dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. -handled; p. pr.
     & vb. n. -handling.]
     1. To move, or manage, by human force without mechanical aid;
        as, to manhandle a cannon.
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     2. To handle roughly; as, the captive was manhandled.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: manual (or mechanical) carrying or moving or delivering or
           working with something
      2: the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of
         the hands) or by the use of mechanical means [syn:
         handling, manipulation]
      3: the management of someone or something; "the handling of
         prisoners"; "the treatment of water sewage"; "the right to
         equal treatment in the criminal justice system" [syn:
         treatment, handling]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  79 Moby Thesaurus words for "handling":
     accomplishment, achievement, action, administration, agency,
     authority, care, caressing, charge, command, commission,
     completion, conduct, control, custodianship, direction, discharge,
     dispatch, driving, effectuation, employment, enactment, execution,
     exercise, exploitation, feeling, fingering, friction, frottage,
     functioning, governance, government, guidance, husbandry,
     implementation, intendance, lead, leading, management, managery,
     managing, manipulation, means of dealing, occupation, operancy,
     operation, ordering, oversight, palpation, performance, performing,
     perpetration, petting, pilotage, practice, pressure, regulation,
     responsibility, rubbing, running, steerage, steering, stewardship,
     stroking, superintendence, superintendency, supervision, the conn,
     the helm, the wheel, touching, transaction, treatment, usage,
     using, utilization, work, working, workings

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