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What has hands but cannot clap?

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A clock has hands but cannot clap. The word "hand" potentially refers to many different things; in this riddle it is assumed that the first use of the word "hands" brought to mind is of the hands of the body.

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Hand is commonly used to refer to the body part at the end of the arms, but there are many other definitions. Hand sometimes refers to a hand in a game of cards, the hands of a clock or watch, or the unit used to measure the height of a horse. Hand is also sometimes used as a verb meaning "to pass," as in "Hand me that plate."

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