Ear finger, the little finger.Finger alphabet. See Dactylology. - - Finger bar, the horizontal bar, carrying slotted spikes, or fingers, through which the vibratory knives of mowing and reaping machines play.Finger board(Mus.), the part of a stringed instrument against which the fingers press the strings to vary the tone; the keyboard of a piano, organ, etc.; manual.Fingerbowl or glass, a bowl or glass to hold water for rinsing the fingers at table.Finger flower(Bot.), the foxglove.Finger grass(Bot.), a kind of grass (Panicum sanguinale) with slender radiating spikes; common crab grass. See Crab grass, under Crab.Finger nut, a fly nut or thumb nut.Finger plate, a strip of metal, glass, etc., to protect a painted or polished door from finger marks.Finger post, a guide post bearing an index finger.Finger reading, reading printed in relief so as to be sensible to the touch; — so made for the blind.Finger shell(Zoöl.), a marine shell (Pholas dactylus) resembling a finger in form.Finger sponge(Zoöl.), a sponge having finger-shaped lobes, or branches. Finger stall, a cover or shield for a finger.Finger steel, a steel instrument for whetting a currier's knife.

To burn one's fingers. See under Burn.To have a finger in, to be concerned in. [Colloq.] — To have at one's fingers' ends, to be thoroughly familiar with. [Colloq.]

1. To use artifice or stratagem. Goldsmith.

2. (Whist Playing) To attempt, when second or third player, to make a lower card answer the purpose of a higher, when an intermediate card is out, risking the chance of its being held by the opponent yet to play.

(Fine"still`) v. t. To distill, as spirit from molasses or some saccharine preparation.

(Fine"still`er) n. One who finestills.

(Fin"ew) n. [See Fenowed.] Moldiness. [R.]

(Fin"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) A finback whale. (b) (pl.) True fish, as distinguished from shellfish.

(Fin"foot`) n. (Zoöl.) A South American bird (Heliornis fulica) allied to the grebes. The name is also applied to several related species of the genus Podica.

(Fin"-foot`ed), a. (Zoöl.) (a) Having palmate feet. (b) Having lobate toes, as the coot and grebe.

(Fin"ger) n. [AS. finger; akin to D. vinger, OS. & OHG. fingar, G. finger, Icel. fingr, Sw. & Dan. finger, Goth. figgrs; of unknown origin; perh. akin to E. fang.]

1. One of the five terminating members of the hand; a digit; esp., one of the four extremities of the hand, other than the thumb.

2. Anything that does the work of a finger; as, the pointer of a clock, watch, or other registering machine; especially (Mech.) a small projecting rod, wire, or piece, which is brought into contact with an object to effect, direct, or restrain a motion.

3. The breadth of a finger, or the fourth part of the hand; a measure of nearly an inch; also, the length of finger, a measure in domestic use in the United States, of about four and a half inches or one eighth of a yard.

A piece of steel three fingers thick.
Bp. Wilkins.

4. Skill in the use of the fingers, as in playing upon a musical instrument. [R.]

She has a good finger.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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