A bareheaded lassie, hoping to be handsel, threw down twopence, and asked tape at three yards for a halfpenny.
“Then we shall have the satisfaction of retaking her and thrashing her captor into the bargain,” said Mr handsel.
Lieutenant handsel at once took the command, making his clear voice, as he issued his orders, heard amid the wild din of battle.
"And here's a handsel to cross his palm," added Harry, passing the piper something invisible.
He would instantly give him a 'handsel' of harrying to stay his proud stomach.