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white finger

noun
1.
a condition of a finger that results in a white appearance caused by a spasm of the blood vessels. It occurs with Raynaud's disease and with the long-term use of percussion tools
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  • It rose out of the black and dull yellow of the ice wilderness like a white finger of hope.

  • She put one white finger on her lip, and wondered what to say to him.

    One Day Anonymous
  • Mr. Tawnish flicked-to the enamelled lid of his snuff-box very delicately with one white finger.

  • With one long, white finger extended before her, she advanced slowly toward the villainous pair without uttering a word.

    Bats in the Wall P. T. Raymond
  • When she had ended her little speech, she pointed her white finger at the dressing-room door.

    Little Golden's Daughter Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • Danton inserted a plump, white finger between collar and chin.

    The Return Walter de la Mare
  • But there's the difficulty,'—and she crossed one white finger over another as she laid out her case.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • But there's the difficulty,' and she crossed one white finger over another as she laid out her case.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • She hooked one white finger in his buttonhole, and stood looking in his face with a saucy gaze.

    In the High Valley Susan Coolidge
  • The sudden reach of the white finger of light showed her something—a dark bulk straight ahead.

    Witches Cove Roy J. Snell

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