two fingers

two fingers

n. a measurement of liquor in a glass. I’ll take two fingers of that tiger milk, John.
See also: finger, two
References in classic literature ?
The commander of the company, with his eyes fixed on his superior, pressed two fingers more and more rigidly to his cap, as if in this pressure lay his only hope of salvation.
When we started, the crowd round the inn door, which had by this time swelled to a considerable size, all made the sign of the cross and pointed two fingers towards me.
He was a pale, tallowy creature, wanting two fingers of the left hand, and though he wore a cutlass, he did not look much like a fighter.
She pulled up the loose sleeve of her blouse, and he saw the bruised imprints of two fingers.
Feeling himself so smitten, he imagined himself slain or badly wounded for certain, and recollecting his liquor he drew out his flask, and putting it to his mouth began to pour the contents into his stomach; but ere he had succeeded in swallowing what seemed to him enough, there came another almond which struck him on the hand and on the flask so fairly that it smashed it to pieces, knocking three or four teeth and grinders out of his mouth in its course, and sorely crushing two fingers of his hand.
Yes," replied the gypsy; "it is to be brother and sister; two souls which touch without mingling, two fingers on one hand.
And I read 'Marchiali' in characters as large as this," said Aramis, also holding up two fingers.
They were two fingers broad, dark in color, pretty thick, and the hairs were an inch long.
Grimaud showed his closed hand, with two fingers spread out.
He gave me two fingers to shake when he arrived after ten years' absence
Two fingers and a hasty scalp-wound had been the price he paid for his life.
she said, hiding one-eighth of a yawn with the tips of two fingers.
She put two fingers between the leaves, closed the book upon them, and held it up to her son in a threatening way.
He advanced his own, slow, stealthy, tremulous in faithful reproduction, the tips of two fingers and the thumb pressed together and hovering above the glass for an instant--then the swift jerk back, after the deed.
For one of his shafts missed the mark by the breadth of two fingers.