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fing ger

  • n  any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)
    her fingers were long and thin
  • n  the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
  • n  one of the parts of a glove that provides covering for a finger or thumb
  • v  feel or handle with the fingers
    finger the binding of the book
  • v  examine by touch
    The customer fingered the sweater
  • v  search for on the computer
    I fingered my boss and found that he is not logged on in the afternoons
  • v  indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments

  • If the pigmentation is not present, the spatulate fingers are usually due to lung disease.
  • Expert fingerprinters held a party in Manhattan last week to observe a new, clean method of performing their job.
  • You'll wonder why you can't swipe your finger across your laptop screen to jump backward and forward in your browser.
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  • Jerry Seinfeld in New York Times (blog)
    This woman's a jerk; I hate her,Seinfeld said, according to several published reports. "I can't believe they put her in my box that I paid for! You give people the finger and you get upgraded? Is that the world we're living in now?"
  • Mike Nifong in Sports Network
    It does not contribute to the cause of justice in Durham for me to serve as the sitting district attorney for every time I walk into the courtroom [there are] people pointing a finger at me and saying there's the guy in the Duke lacrosse case,...
  • Rex Grossman in USA Today
    We win one game and we're in the Super Bowl,Grossman said, "two wins away from having a ring on my finger for the rest of my life."

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