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little finger

the finger farthest from the thumb, the smallest of the five fingers.
Origin of little finger
1250-1300; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I am not going to cut my own throat for the sake of mending any man's little finger.

    Orley Farm Anthony Trollope
  • Mrs Merdle curled the little finger of her left hand as who should say, 'I have caught you.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • "Got 'em all meself, and paid me little finger for 'em, too," and he held up a bandaged right arm for my inspection.

    Mud and Khaki Vernon Bartlett
  • Externally he looks the same, and I can wind him round my little finger.

  • These small animals were individually not half the size of the last joint of my little finger.

  • You can't build even a glue factory with just one little finger.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • The bow is raised from the strings after each note, by means of hand (little finger, first and thumb) not by arm action.

    Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens
  • Could settle the deadliest quarrel in the country by crooking his little finger.

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad

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