“The annoying thing about life is that it screws up the production,” fin muses.
He carried with him the insecurities, foibles, and morose visions of fin de siècle Europe.
These talks with fin are like telephone messages from the great city hardly an hour away.
You can't go nowhere's, my frien's and bredren, but Deff 'll fin' you.
Jarrivai Arles fin de nuit et jattendais le petit jour dans un caf de nuit.
You come 'long now wit' Ol' Bat, an' git de hoss, we gon' fin'.
fin was getting very weak from pain and loss of blood, for Cat-head was biting at his breast all the time.
There's a little white sloop—an' some one in it—at Shark's fin Ledge a'most.
Around each oval is built a series of fin protectors, which is the only part about the telescope I could not fully understand.
As they stood by one they saw the fin of a trout in the obscurity.
Old English finn, from Proto-Germanic *finno (cf. Middle Low German vinne, Dutch vin), perhaps from Latin pinna "feather, wing" (see pin (n.)); or, less likely, from Latin spina "thorn, spine" (see spike (n.1)).
U.S. underworld slang sense of "$5 bill" is 1925, from Yiddish finif "five," from German fünf (see five) and thus unrelated. The same word had been used in England 1868 to mean "five pound note" (earlier finnip, 1839).
A five-dollar bill; five dollars: I gave my pal a fin/ It was the fin seen round the world. Where Reagan got the five bucks is a mystery
[1920s+ Underworld; fr Yiddish finif, ''five'']