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  • We had by this time arrived at the remains of an old finger-post, which my host had formerly pointed out as a landmark.

    Redgauntlet

  • “Holloa, Mr. Biggs,” said he, “I suppose you have run against a finger-post.”

    Mens Wives

  • A finger-post suddenly jumped out at him, vainly indicating an abrupt turn to the right, and Mr. Hoopdriver would have slowed up and read the inscription, but no! — the bicycle would not let him.

    The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll

  • ‘A finger-post,’ said Johnny, ‘to show a fellow the way he ought to go.’

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • ‘Then you can make up your mind to be a finger-post.’

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • He had called a woman a finger-post, and forthwith she had offered to come to him and be a finger-post to him for life!

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • ‘What could a woman better be, than a finger-post, as you call it, with such a purpose?’

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • In going across from the front gate of the Court to the parsonage there was a place where three roads met, and on this spot there stood a finger-post.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • Kagi sat down under a finger-post and asked me straight out:

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • Then Milly's birthday came, and she was six years old; a delicately lovely child with dark, straight hair, dark eyes, and a complexion which was as a finger-post to her father's history and her own, and should have said "Beware!"

    A Sheaf of Corn

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