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  • n. The finger between the forefinger and the ring finger; this is the longest finger.
  • n. An obscene gesture directed towards another as an insult.

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

  • n. the second finger; between the index finger and the ring finger


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  • Neverman gestured with his middle finger and kept on going.

    Ask the Cards a Question

  • Napper slowed, grinned, and lifted his middle finger from the steering wheel.

    The Hollow

  • He extended the middle finger of his left hand and Penrod promptly seized it, but did not twist it, for he was instantly swung round with his back to his amiable new acquaintance: Rupe's right hand operated upon the back of Penrod's slender neck; Rupe's knee tortured the small of Penrod's back.


  • On the middle finger she wore a ring, deeply cut in intaglio.

    Brother Cadfael's Penance

  • Otis Jackson flipped him his middle finger and weaved back to the living room wearing a shiteater grin.

    The Big Nowhere

  • With silent formal gestures, Mog-ur again addressed the spirits, then he dipped his middle finger into the bowl of dun-yellow paste and drew the sign of Ovra's totem over the scar of Goov's totem mark, symbolizing the union of their spirits.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • It remained a hidden imperfection, like the middle finger of his left hand, mutilated in a shooting accident, and always covered in public by gloves, hats, and tailored leather fingerstalls.10

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • “Well, er -” With a mighty effort, against his every inclination, Brob raised a cable-thick middle finger in the air.

    Hokas Pokas

  • A few of the deckhands extended a middle finger at Coyote, then turned their backs to him.

    Terror At Dawn

  • Now he trudged, head down in the dark, his back to traffic, a single frozen thumb thrust into the air beaconing, then changing into a middle finger of defiance as each car passed without slowing.

    Practical Demonkeeping


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