forefinger


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forefinger

the finger next to the thumb

forefinger

[′fȯr‚fiŋ·gər]
(anatomy)
The index finger; the first finger next to the thumb.
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Bucket, in the foremost emblazoned carriage, uses his two fat forefingers to hold the lattice a hair's breadth open while he looks.
The strange gentleman, with an air of authority not to be disputed, and with a manner expressive of knowing something secret about every one of us that would effectually do for each individual if he chose to disclose it, left the back of the settle, and came into the space between the two settles, in front of the fire, where he remained standing: his left hand in his pocket, and he biting the forefinger of his right.
Whether moved only by her ordinary freakishness, or because an evil spirit prompted her, she put up her small forefinger and touched the scarlet letter.
There is Athelstan, Harold, Edward." He pointed with his forefinger to three smaller boys, all rosy, healthy, and smiling, though when they felt Philip's smiling eyes upon them they looked shyly down at their plates.
The doctor tapped the advertisement with his forefinger impressively.
Sitting before Father, our faces betrayed a kind of awe when he turned toward us with a consecrated Host held gently by the thumb and forefinger of his right hand.
The other grasp allows her to move her thumb against her forefinger in a pinching motion, to pick up smaller objects like a pencil.
Proper flossing technique - break off about 45-50cm of floss and hold between thumb and forefinger, guide into place using gentle, rubbing motion.
Just a day after he started working for the company his left hand was pulled into the horizontal band saw causing his ring, middle and forefinger to be torn off.
Don't pick up the venom sac with your thumb and forefinger as this will squeeze in more venom.
The switch is right in front of the trigger guard and easily operated with a forefinger. It can be either turned on continuously by pushing down on the right side or used in an intermittent fashion by pushing the left side of the switch.
He missed eight weeks of his build-up after being hit with a club on his right forefinger by one of his Spanish proteges at a coaching session in Valencia.