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finger

 [fing´ger]
one of the five digits of the hand.
baseball finger mallet finger.
clubbed finger one affected by clubbing.
hammer finger mallet f.
index finger forefinger.
mallet finger partial permanent flexion of the terminal phalanx of a finger caused by a ball or other object striking the end or back of the finger, resulting in rupture of the attachment of the extensor tendon. Called also baseball or hammer finger.
webbed f's syndactyly of the fingers.

in·dex fin·ger

[TA]
the second finger (the thumb being counted as the first).
Synonym(s): digitus (manus) secundus [II] [II]* ☆ , forefinger, index (1) , second finger

index finger

n.
1. The finger next to the thumb.
2. The part of a glove that covers this finger. In both senses also called first finger, forefinger.

in·dex fing·er

(in'deks fing'gĕr) [TA]
The second finger (the thumb is being counted as the first).
Synonym(s): index (1) .

index finger

The finger adjacent to the thumb.
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Adults who are used to believing blindly with out questioning are not amenable to finger wagging by the more "enlightened" Their thought patterns are al ready too ingrained.
Among finger wagging advice of the kind I gave to my sons when they were seven, I found one piece of social guidance I was hitherto unaware of: "Do not ask for the receipt unless it is for a wrongly-sized item of clothing.
Ref George Clyde settled for a stern finger wagging after Accies player- boss Colin Miller and Reynolds became involved in a flare up a minute after the interval.
Choked boss Campbell Money, who was given a finger wagging from ref Mike McCurry, said: "We played all right in the first half but then lost a bad goal just before half time.
In the 1970s and particularly the 1980s under Mrs Thatcher we saw the growth of individualism, victim blaming and finger wagging, and if you were ill it was do with your unhealthy lifestyle and by implication you were to blame.
Grumpy Old Women heads to Coventry next week for a new round of huffing, finger wagging and fist shaking.
The production keeps a nice balance between the band, whose presence and sassy sound are key to the action, and the flashy dance routines, often involving chair straddling, the splits or a good dose of finger wagging.