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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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But of what value are these imprints," asked Tarzan, "when, after a few years the lines upon the fingers are entirely changed by the wearing out of the old tissue and the growth of new?
But if imprints have been taken of the thumb and four fingers of both hands one must needs lose all entirely to escape identification.
So while they stood laughing at the shattered stone he placed the ring, as if in play, upon the third finger of his left hand.
But the youth had no mind to do that; on the contrary, he went farther off, then put the ring on the little finger of his left hand, and soared into the air like a bird.
exclaimed she again; and the finger on which the gorgeous mystery had alighted was so tremulous that the butterfly was forced to balance himself with his wings.
I wonder whether it would condescend to alight on such a great clumsy finger as mine?
I get the subject to pass the fingers of his right through his hair, so as to get a little coating of the natural oil on them, and then press the balls of them on the glass.
He passed his fingers through his crop of short hair, and pressed them one at a time on the glass.
Presently his fingers ceased their play; his eyes popped wider than ever as they fastened upon the door through which Thurid had disappeared.
The lips moved under her fingers, and she answered, "Yes.
Next came a long, steady, upward pull of the ear, the ear slipping slowly through the fingers to the very tip of it while it tingled exquisitely down to its roots.
To herself she said that of course she should at once undo the absurd work of her niece's fingers, and put her hair up properly again.
On that road we heard the song of morning stars; we drank in fragrances aerial and sweet as a May mist; we were rich in gossamer fancies and iris hopes; our hearts sought and found the boon of dreams; the years waited beyond and they were very fair; life was a rose-lipped comrade with purple flowers dripping from her fingers.
As Tarzan let the pebbles from the recovered pouch run through his fingers, his thoughts returned to the pile of yellow ingots about which the Arabs and the Abyssinians had waged their relentless battle.
She was exercised for several weeks in this way, until her vocabulary became extensive; and then the important step was taken of teaching her how to represent the different letters by the position of her fingers, instead of the cumbrous apparatus of the board and types.