Performed by the hand; used or employed by the hand; held in the hand. Thus, a distress cannot be made of tools in the “manual occupation” of the debtor. Manual delivery. Delivery of personal property sold, donated, mortgaged, etc., by passing it into the “hand” of the purchaser or transferree, that is, by an actual and corporeal change of possession.Manual gift. The manual gift, that is, the giving of corporeal movable effects, accompanied by a real delivery, is not subject to any formality. Civil Code La. art. 1539.Manual labor. Labor performed by hand or by the exercise of physical force, with or without the aid of tools and of horses or other beasts of burden, but depending for its effectiveness chiefly upon personal muscular exertion rather than upon skill, intelligence, or adroitness.