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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Index-finger the forefinger, or in other animals that digit representing the human index
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. index, indicisindicāre, to show.


In literature:

Morris tapped the table with his right index finger and frowned reflectively.
"Abe and Mawruss" by Montague Glass
For example, assume that there is a whorl in the right index finger only.
"The Science of Fingerprints" by Federal Bureau of Investigation
Slowly his index finger crept toward the button and hovered half suspended over it.
"The Man Who Rocked the Earth" by Arthur Train
To ratify the bargain, the farmer gave the Devil three drops of blood from his index-finger.
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
The absence of the claw on the index finger is specially to be noted.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
A seal ring adorns each hand, worn on the index finger.
"Van Dyck" by Estelle M. Hurll
He caught his hand in some machinery when a baby and it left a scar in the index finger of the left hand.
"The Mask" by Arthur Hornblow
The index finger is 8 feet in length and the nose 3-3/4 feet.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
And arising, she touched his head with her index finger.
"Brazilian Tales" by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Rising to his feet he puts both index fingers in his ears; and also makes numerous other gestures.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
The finger rifled rapidly down a vertical index.
"Mezzerow Loves Company" by Floyd L. Wallace
A crackling, searing bolt of blue-white energy leaped out of the tip of his index finger in a pencil-thin beam.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The decisive index-finger, that this present period is actually coming to its close, will be this movement among the Jews.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
Ten feet marked on the diagram, and then there was an index finger pointing east.
"The Boy Nihilist" by Allan Arnold
He had walked a few steps without noticing Phina, and unconsciously his index finger touched one of the keys of the piano.
"Godfrey Morgan" by Jules Verne
When Febrer tried to speak she raised her index finger to impose silence.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
And when Pheola laid her two index fingers together, they curved away from each other at their tips.
"The Right Time" by Walter Bupp
The middle finger has three phalanges, and the index one.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
His lean arm shot out, and his index finger was aimed between Isherwood's eyes.
"Desire No More" by Algirdas Jonas Budrys
He laughed and said, "Go in that room," indicating the door with his index finger.
"Memoirs of a Veteran Who Served as a Private in the 60's in the War Between the States" by Isaac Hermann

In news:

Illustration by Bob AulThe feds have launched an investigation into the toy rifles on Disneyland's Tom Sawyer Island following a freak accident on Jan 21 that cost a 6-year-old North Hollywood girl most of her left index finger.
When Connecticut hoisted the national championship trophy last night, Kelly Schumacher stood in the back of an ecstatic huddle of players and simply held up her index finger.
New Bloomfield head coach Tyler Clark recognizes the Wildcats' fans with a raised index finger while his players celebrate with the championship plaque after No.
The technician testified she found a fingerprint on the box that matched Prince's left index finger.
Sam Bradford, St Louis Rams: On Tuesday, we outlined Bradford's injury concerns following the hit to his index finger in Week 1.
She raises a tiny index finger and issues a clear and forceful "Be still".
Bryant broke his left index finger in Sunday's 20-19 win at Cincinnati, though he returned to the game after the injury and caught a touchdown pass.
X-rays revealed on Monday that Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant sustained a fractured left index finger in Sunday's game, reported, but his status for the final three regular-season games is still undetermined.
Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving was cleared to practice today after sitting out three weeks with a fractured left index finger, and is expected to play Tuesday against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Irving, who has missed 11 games due to a fractured left index finger, has been cleared to resume practice Monday, the team announced.
Has anyone noticed the length of his index finger.
After suffering a fractured left index finger, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant will have the "ultimate decision" about whether he will play again this season, owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday morning.
Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant insists he will play through the pain of a broken index finger.
The index finger won't straighten.
He fractured his left index finger Sunday at Cincinnati, and the Cowboys are still trying to determine whether he can play with the injury or will be out the final three games of the season.