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  • n. An obscene gesture, typically consisting of extending the middle finger at somebody.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Mason had hesitated to point the finger of suspicion at Vintage for the same reason that Vintage had been reluctant to talk about Mason's visit: they had evidently both been ill-treated in some way by Zak Randish and had not wanted to implicate a fellow-sufferer.

    No Laughing Matter

  • She set the finger puppet in his palm and felt a pang as he shoved it unceremoniously into his pocket.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • Among others the following would be an instance of the fingerpost on this subject: that a thin iron plate or stiffish iron wire, or even a reed or pen split in half, when pressed into a curve between the finger and thumb, leaps away.

    The New Organon

  • The driver of the offending vehicle, a curly-haired young guy, was going along minding his own business when all of a sudden this Town Taxi came swooping out of nowhere, cut him off with micromillimeters to spare, and fishtailed away as though giving him the finger with its tailpipe.

    Drowned Hopes

  • In telling this to Ada he held out the finger and then with the thumbnail of the other hand he marked offa place right at the third knuckle.

    Cold Mountain

  • (ELAEOCARPUS GRANDIS), misleading and insipid; the Herbert River cherry (ANTIDESMA DALLACHYANUM), agreeable certainly, but not high class; the finger cherry “Pool-boo-nong” of the blacks

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • God-sent, the heavenly Legate, with the instrument of peace written by the finger of the King of heaven.

    Autobiography, sermons, addresses, and essays of Bishop L. H. Holsey, D. D.,

  • The room was well lighted by a number of large windows and was beautifully decorated with mural paintings and mosaics, but upon all there seemed to rest that indefinable touch of the finger of antiquity which convinced me that the architects and builders of these wondrous creations had nothing in common with the crude half-brutes which now occupied them.

    A Princess of Mars

  • Also, Tee Bobby possessed another, more serious gift, one he seemed totally undeserving of, as though the finger of God had pointed at him arbitrarily one day and bestowed on him a musical talent that was like none since the sad, lyrical beauty in the recordings of Guitar Slim.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • Surely she had been waiting here in her half-lit room for the finger of God to point.

    The Confession of Brother Haluin


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