The men of Ulster were all suffering from a strange debility, and Cuchulinn had to undertake the defence single-handed from November to February.
But the more substantial returns cannot always be expected with the sedentary employments and single-handed effort inseparable from the regime of cellular imprisonment.
Seven years of constant and severe toil (1866-73) were given to the Oxford Icelandic-English Dictionary, incomparably the best guide to classic Icelandic, and a monumental example of single-handed work.
Every player uses four lignum vitae bowls in single-handed games and (as a rule) in friendly games, but only two in matches.
All returned home but himself; in no way daunted, he determined single-handed to carry out the purposes of the expedition.