Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as fingerbowl.

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Examples

  • The modern finger-glass and rose-water dish, which are an incidence of every entertainment of pretension, and in higher society as much a parcel of the dinner-table as knives and forks, are, from a mediaeval standpoint, luxurious anachronisms.

    Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine

  • The dessert plates should be set ready, each with a doily and a finger-glass partly filled with water, in which is dropped a slice of lemon; these with extra knives, forks and spoons, should be on the side-board ready to be placed beside the guest between the courses when required.

    The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) The Whole Comprising a Comprehensive Cyclopedia of Information for the Home

  • He could not do it; and when he found that, he took up a finger-glass, and gravely poured the contents upon his head.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866

  • Mrs. Nevill Tyson was smiling softly to herself as she played with the water in her finger-glass.

    The Tysons (Mr. and Mrs. Nevill Tyson)

  • 'You are such an innovator,' Elena was saying to Donna Francesca, as she dipped her fingers into warm water in a pale blue finger-glass rimmed with silver, 'Why do you not revive the ancient fashion of having the water offered to one after dinner with a basin and ewer?

    The Child of Pleasure

  • Sometimes, however, by day we would hear the tuneful wail of the finger-glass bird or an occasional robin would chirrup, while at night great frogs croaked gloomily and the sloth would shriek at our approach.

    The Great White Queen A Tale of Treasure and Treason

  • And when the finger-glass full of cold water had been upset on to Mr. Brown's shirt-front, Amelia's mamma would cry – "Oh dear, oh dear-r-Ramelia!" and carry her off with the ladies to the drawing-room.

    The Brownies and Other Tales

  • He dropped his eyeglass with a clatter against his waistcoat, threw the card into his finger-glass, raised his pale eyes, and stared at

    Sir Gibbie

  • I shall give him an aquarium of his very own in a green finger-glass, with nothing but a little very nice duckweed, and one small snail to keep it clean, like a general servant.

    Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beasts and Men

  • And when the finger-glass full of cold water had been upset on to Mr. Brown's shirt-front, Amelia's mamma would cry -- "Oh dear, oh dear-r-Ramelia!" and carry her off with the ladies to the drawing-room.

    The Brownies and Other Tales

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