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finger

1. tv. to point someone out; to identify someone (as having done something, been somewhere, etc.). Pete fingered Marty as being the one who arrived first.
2. n. someone who identifies criminals for the police; a police informer. (Underworld.) Taylor has become a finger for the cops.
3. n. an amount of liquor poured into a glass equal to the width of a finger. Britney said she only drank one finger, but the glass was five inches in diameter!
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Looking at me perfectly unmoved and with her fingers busy, she shook her head again.
Oh, the middle finger of your left hand,' the maiden answered, laughing.
The slightest pressure of your finger would ruin me forever.
Now, more interestedly, my fingers traced and retraced them.
Place the four fingers of your right hand upon the glass, thus," he said to D'Arnot.
It had spared him the tortures of the agony, convulsions of the last departure; had opened with an indulgent finger the gates of eternity to that noble soul.
The fingers at his throat relaxed, a puzzled, far-away expression softened the gray eyes.
Nor was he disappointed entirely, for as she walked away she raised one hand to the black, waving mass at the nape of her neck--the peculiarly feminine gesture that admits cognizance of appraising eyes behind her--and Tarzan saw upon a finger of this hand the ring of strange workmanship that he had seen upon the finger of the veiled woman a short time before.
Her eyes, however, were fixed upon the diamond ring which sparkled upon her third finger.
In fact, Gryphus was beginning to dig the soil with his crooked fingers.
Carelessly he dropped a hand to Michael's ear, and, with tips of fingers instinct with sensuous sympathy, began to manipulate the base of the ear where its roots bedded in the tightness of skin- stretch over the skull.
I ain't givin' a snap of me fingers fer yehs," she bawled at him.
He held up his two hands as he spoke, and showed that the thumbs and two first fingers had been torn away from each of them.
Life was a rose-lipped comrade With purple flowers dripping from her fingers.
An illustration will make my meaning clearer:-- here are three fingers--a little finger, a second finger, and a middle finger.