Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mark, especially a soil or stain, made by a finger.

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Examples

  • The boys are brawling on the front lawn and coming back down to the basement with finger-mark welts on their necks and bloody, rubbery scratches on their chests.

    Realism in Fiction

  • Why, some of the work that I have by me now has been in my possession for years and years, and there isn't a finger-mark on it.

    Jerome K. Jerome on Work

  • The index would be classified primarily by some unchanging physical characteristic, such as we are told the thumb-mark and finger-mark afford, and to these would be added any other physical traits that were of material value.

    A Modern Utopia

  • That same afternoon I took it out of my locker – I know for certain it was the same bit, for I made a finger-mark on it – and no single trace of writing of any kind was there on it.

    A School Story by M. R. James | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • A greasy finger-mark is sufficient to stop the paint from sticking to the wire.

    The Aeroplane Speaks

  • She moved like a kind of primitive Una through the virtuous rout, and never got a finger-mark on her freshness.

    The Long Run

  • But for the life of me I can't find a mark on the box, not a finger-mark.

    The Silent Bullet

  • That same afternoon I took it out of my locker -- I know for certain it was the same bit, for I made a finger-mark on it -- and no single trace of writing of any kind was there on it.

    Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Part 2: More Ghost Stories

  • The deacon saw the old man's finger-mark upon the slender neck before him, but Miss

    In Simpkinsville : character tales,

  • Henri drank to the finger-mark set, and then Fabian lifted the flask to his lips.

    The Lane That Had No Turning, Complete

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