Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the digits supporting a membrane which forms a wing, as in bats and the extinct pterodactyls. In bats there are four wing-fingers, corresponding to the four fingers (omitting the thumb) of the human hand; in pterodactyls there is but one finger, the enormously lengthened fifth digit, or little finger.

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  • Sorry, Fox, that totally went past me. The pun-receiver in my brain doesn't seem to be working, or maybe I just need sleep.

    August 5, 2009

  • What, no foxy (g)love for digit-alis? shucks!

    OK, OK; secretly I know that ala is the wrong declension family. or conjugation. or whatever one does with nouns these days.

    August 5, 2009

  • Yes, Fbharjo, of course.

    August 5, 2009

  • I wonder if pterodactyls are susceptible to digitalis?

    August 5, 2009

  • pterodactyl??

    August 5, 2009

  • This is obviously the finger you use for dialing the telephone, or other gadgets.

    (though it might be a poisonous glove for foxes)

    August 5, 2009