short-handled :

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  • a  having a short handle

  • Players wield short-handled wooden paddles, get only one serve for each point.
  • A beet-seed cluster may have as many as six seed germs, and plants grow so close together that the only practical thinning method is with the fingers or with short-handled hoes.
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  • He saved farmworkers from pain
    Before Maurice “Mo” Jourdane won a historic fight to outlaw short-handled hoes in California in 1968, the then-young lawyer spent a day toiling in a sugar beet field using “el cortito” with stoop laborers.
    March 29, 2014 - U-T San Diego

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