from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The smallest finger of the human hand; the last finger as counted from the thumb.
  • n. The part of a glove that covers this finger.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the outermost and smallest finger of the hand, next to the ring finger, farthest from the thumb

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the fourth and smallest finger of the hand.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the finger farthest from the thumb


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  • ‘The little finger of his, let’s see, his left hand.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • A cross a little finger long, on a neck-chain, and studded with yellow, green and purple stones … He could have inserted a finger under the chain and plucked it forth, but he did not touch.

    An Excellent Mystery

  • Carrie said: "So do I, dear; but as for years I have had to put up with Mr. Gowing, who is vulgar, and Mr. Cummings, who is kind but most uninteresting, I am sure, dear, you won't mind the occasional visits of Mr.. James, who has more intellect in her little finger than both your friends have in their entire bodies."

    The Diary of a Nobody

  • It's a strain at first because the little finger is not very strong, but it stops you having to twist your hand about, which damps the treble strings by accident. '

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • But only the ulna, which goes from the little finger side of the wrist up to the elbow.

    Come To Grief

  • During her friend's absence she gave herself a quick onceover in her pocket mirror, running her little finger around the outline of her Passion Flower lipstick.

    the dirty duck

  • "What's the line-up like?" asked Brother Freddy as he took a sip of his coffee, his little finger lifted delicately, the pinky ring gleaming in the light of the overhead spots.

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • Chan noticed the little finger on his left hand was bent right back anddislocated before he felt any pain - and decided to continue with the scene. - Celebrity Gossip + Lifestyle Magazine

  • Wiffle the Chick fingered the end of her chin with her little finger and said:

    Deep-Red Roses

  • If their milk or tea were hot, Cousin Lucy allowed them to pour it into their saucers; but she insisted that, when lifting the saucer to the lips, the little finger should be raised in the air to show good breeding and delicacy.

    Caddie Woodlawn’s Family


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