dead fingers


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dead fingers

n
(Medicine) (functioning as singular) med a disease of users of pneumatic drills, characterized by anaesthesia of the fingertips and cyanosis
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But Delcarte's search was not without results, for above Snider's heart was a wound, a slit about an inch in length--such a slit as a sharp knife would make, and in the dead fingers of one hand was clutched a strand of long brown hair--Victory's hair was brown.
And, when I turned away my head and begged for mercy, he drew it to him, brutally, twisting his dead fingers into my hair.
I took the marriage ring from her dead finger, and I vowed that his dying eyes should rest upon that very ring, and that his last thoughts should be of the crime for which he was punished.
Seattleites' attitude toward their morning coffee is akin to that of rural Texans toward their guns: You're going to have to pry those cups of morning joe from their cold, dead fingers.
It's a Traditions model since superseded by their excellent Vortek and Pursuit G4 lines, but my Pursuit is the one in-line you would have to pry from my cold, dead fingers.
Ramallah: Five year old Ahmad Hussam Abdullah Muzeed from the city of Anabtah in the West Bank cannot live with his serious burn deformities as the severe pain he feels and his inability to use his dead fingers to write have made it impossible for him to get registered with a kindergarten or a school.
There are a few signs that consumers may be changing, but most seem to act as if the only way anybody will get their checkbooks away from them is by prying them from their cold, dead fingers.
Only when they peel my cold, dead fingers off the barrel," he said.
Traffic jams are awful, accidents a pain, maintenance expensive, but to paraphrase a popular bumper sticker, they'll pry our steering wheels from our cold, dead fingers.