from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to the largest of British sponges, Halichondria oculata, from its tendency to branch into a form bearing a remote resemblance to a glove with extended fingers. It sometimes attains a height of 2 feet.
- n. A kind of alcyonarian polyp, Alcyonium digitatum: same as dead-men's-finagers.
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