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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The impression or mark of the inner surface of the terminal joint of the thumb, made upon any receptive surface; especially, the print formed by inking this surface of the thumb and pressing it on paper. Such impressions or prints show the arrangement, of the lines on the surface of the skin, which vary in different persons, and are thus valuable for purposes of identification. See finger-print.

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