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.
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.
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."
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. '
But only the ulna, which goes from the little finger side of the wrist up to the elbow.
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.
"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.
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.
Wiffle the Chick fingered the end of her chin with her little finger and said:
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.