finger raise

finger raise

[′fiŋ·gər ‚rāz]
(mining engineering)
Steeply sloping openings permitting caved ore to flow down raises through grizzlies to chutes on the haulage level.
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Talking to journalists here outside the Supreme Court, he warned that if the umpire's finger raises against the government than it would be against the Pakistan, adding public JIT will decide about it.
The thumb would like to dominate by saying "I'm the strongest; therefore, I'm the boss." The index finger would immediately shout back, "I'm the one who points the way, therefore, I should be the boss." The middle finger raises his voice and says, "I'm the tallest, therefore, I should be the leader." The fourth finger retorts, "I'm the one people adorn with diamonds, rubies, and sapphires.
"I don't take it off." When the reporter asks if wearing a ring like that on her wedding finger raises questions, Foster responds, "Well, but that's my life.
Again, anchoring with the middle finger raises the arrow closer to your eye.