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finger

1. 
a. any of the digits of the hand, often excluding the thumb
b. (as modifier): a finger bowl
2. the length or width of a finger used as a unit of measurement
3. a quantity of liquid in a glass, etc., as deep as a finger is wide; tot
4. a projecting machine part, esp one serving as an indicator, guide, or guard

What does it mean when you dream about a finger?

Fingers and thumbs have a rich symbolic association because of the wide variety of meanings in various hand gestures. Thus, we may do everything from thumb a ride, to point an accusatory finger at someone, to point the way. Fingers have other connotations because of certain symbolic rings (e.g., marriage rings) and certain verbal expressions (e.g., “fingering” a guilty person). In Freudian psychology, fingers can be a phallic symbol. The particulars of the gesture in the dream should indicate the meaning.

finger

[′fiŋ·gər]
(anatomy)
Any of the four digits on the hand other than the thumb.
(geology)
The tendency for gas which is displacing liquid hydrocarbons in a heterogeneous reservoir rock system to move forward irregularly (in fingers), rather than on a uniform front.
(petroleum engineering)
A pair or set of bracketlike projections placed at a strategic point in a drill tripod or derrick to keep a number of lengths of drill rods or casing in place when they are standing in the tripod or derrick.

finger

(tool)
A Unix program that displays information about a particular user or all users logged on the system, or a remote system. Finger typically shows full name, last login time, idle time, terminal line, and terminal location (where applicable). It may also display a plan file left by the user (see also Hacking X for Y). Some versions take a "-l" (long) argument which yields more information.

finger

A Unix command widely used on the Internet to find out information about a particular user, such as telephone number, whether currently logged on or the last time logged on. The person being "fingered" must have placed his or her profile on the system. Profiles can be very elaborate either as a method of social introduction or to state particular job responsibilities. Fingering requires entering the full user@domain address.
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The women, dressed in tasteless, coutured clothes, squealed with glee as stewards scuttled to the sound of their clicking fingers and no one seemed surprised when an octogenarian man pushed to the front of a queue because he was too important to wait.
More broadly, does the present Internet embody the "people-centered" technology that Pacey advocates and many of its pioneers had in mind, or does the driving competition of electronic commerce substitute staring eyeballs and clicking fingers for engaged minds?
This paradoxical mixture is reiterated at the end of the novel when the narrator reflects on life for blacks in the City: "The shade" (the energizing life of the City, the clicking fingers, but also the "warning and the shudder") simultaneously "lurk[s]" and "hover[s] kindly" and "stretches - just there - at the edge of the dream, or slips into the crevices of a chuckle" (227).
At the end of the night everyone was clapping and clicking fingers in time as Lilliput set the beat.