thumb-fingered love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the ‘fingers all thumbs' ; being as awkward in delicate manipulations as if using the thumb only.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Yesterday there were more candidates confirmed but the likes of Guiliani and McCain are melting like the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz. Things are changing rapidly on the IFTR website; Failor's thumb-fingered approach is not making him any friends outside the beltway.

    How Iowa's Ed Failor Pimps for the NeoCons

  • While the moment is also fraught with danger, we need to understand just why those in power would choose such a thumb-fingered approach to the problem of cover for the election they are poised to steal.

    The Path to 9/11 Leads Through Disney to David Horowitz - and his NeoConning friends

  • So let me get this straight: to safeguard security they want you to help by disabling anti-popup-ware and for many thumb-fingered types their virus protection as well and install “special” software.

    SETI for illegal aliens « raincoaster

  • He was not aware of his ignorance and simply concluded that the gate operator must be thumb-fingered.

    Tunnel In The Sky

  • 'It will when I get through hopping it up - with your thumb-fingered help.

    The Rolling Stones

  • 'And to be murdered thus by a great thumb-fingered dragoneer!'

    Corporal Sam and Other Stories

  • The barman, who had had enough to drink, was thumb-fingered, loud-voiced, hastily slow.

    A Poor Man's House

  • After Greg, or Dr. Blockhead as I've come to think of him, the thumb-fingered surgeon who wants to be a shrink, blows his psychiatry interview despite Joan's shrewd advice, he's breaks out his bottle of whine.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Note: Cheryl is traveling this week, and it’s up to old thumb-fingered Kevin to post updates in her absence.

    PKD Awards Nominees Revised

  • He had been told to anticipate a monster, but not such a monster as this -- a creature well more than ten feet high, a reptile which walked more like a man than like a kangaroo, with vast grinning jaws, wattles which changed color every few moments, small clawlike hands which looked as though they could pluck one like a chicken, a balancing tail which kept sweeping trays off tables, and above all a braying laugh and an enormous tenor voice which spoke English with a perfection so cold and carefully calculated as to make Aristide feel like a thumb-fingered leather-skinned Sicilian who had just landed.

    A Case Of Conscience

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