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  • To say nothing of Bill, staggering around those second-tier campaign-stops, still wagging that effete index-finger in our faces.

    John Eskow: Hillary's Men: Or, the Mysterious Case of the Missing Cojones

  • The nails should be neither longer nor shorter than the points of the fingers; and the surgeon should practice with the extremities of the fingers, the index-finger being usually turned to the thumb; when using the entire hand, it should be prone; when both hands, they should be opposed to one another.

    On The Surgery

  • That analysis used the measurements of thumb width, index-finger width, and index-finger length for the program.

    The Chicago Blog: March 2006 Archives

  • Among the channels XM is adding: a classic rock venue called Big Tracks; U.S. Country, which will offer--you guessed it--country & western music; a southern gospel station, enLighten; and thanks to the magic of diversity and freedom of choice, the former will be joined by a channel devoted to--prepare those pinky and index-finger Mephistopheles horns--heavy metal rock.

    Panero's XM Beefs Up Channels

  • Geraldine turns away from the bench and sends an index-finger signal to Clarence Wexler.

    Maximum Security

  • Then when he spoke he was likely to fling back his great, white mane, his eyes half closed yet showing a gleam of fire between the lids, his clenched fist lifted, or his index-finger pointing, to give force and meaning to his words.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • You might wear out your index-finger running up and down the columns of dictionaries, and never find the word,

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • She clenched her hands, looked at her index-finger nail again.

    A Lincoln Rhyme eBook Boxed Set

  • Sweeney used the traditional black "stroke" or "frailing" or "claw-hammer" style of striking down across the strings with thumb and the back of the index-finger nail (I would demonstrate).

    Licks of Love in the Heart of the Cold War

  • “The new Act makes inheritance on intestacy very much simpler,” said Mr. Murbles, setting his knife and fork together, placing both elbows on the table and laying the index-finger of his right hand against his left thumb in a gesture of tabulation.

    Unnatural Death

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