In Reply to: Dead man's hand posted by Johnny on July 04, 2010 at 15:19:
: I really like your site. My wife and I were discussing the origin of "kick the bucket" so I found your site upon doing a Google search. I noticed that you didn't have the phrase "Dead man's hand" on the site. Although it's not used that often, it's a phrase used to describe the poker hand that was being held by Wild Bill Hickok from the American west when he was killed.
It was under discussion a few years back. From the archives: http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/39/messages/859.html