Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoology, having five fingers or parts likened to fingers.

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Examples

  • He had to stand in the stirrups to pluck a long-stemmed, five-fingered fern with which to bind the sprays into a cross.

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  • More five-fingered ferns to be had for the reaching, more branches of redwood and laurel brushing his face as he rode, invited him to continue the manufacture of patterans, which he dropped as he fashioned them.

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  • And the five-fingered hand also has tactile sensing throughout the finger sections, so it can feel what it is touching, he said.

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  • With his bifurcated right hand, he twisted off the multi-purpose tool at the end of his left arm, and replaced it by a more normal, five-fingered hand that was virtually a large, padded paw.

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  • Not just a mishpucha discount, but a five-fingered one.

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  • I can count the times on one five-fingered hand that a comic exactly like this called anatidaephobia has been dedicated to me.

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  • As she often does, Coyote Woman gave the two animals a gift they had forgotten they even had - the ability to walk as a "five-fingered being" human or use their respective animal forms.

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  • Testimony from the grandma says Casey ` s five-fingered thieving almost left parents Cindy and George homeless.

    CNN Transcript Mar 23, 2009

  • The largest was Basilosaurus isis, which was up to 21 m long, with well developed five-fingered flippers on the forelimbs and the quite unexpected presence of hind legs, feet, and toes, not known previously in any archaeocete; a vestigial use may have been as claspers during aquatic mating.

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  • Note: nowhere on the list will you find anything about being acne-free, coordinated, small-boobed or even five-fingered.

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