little finger


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little finger

n.
1. The smallest finger of the human hand; the last finger as counted from the thumb.
2. The part of a glove that covers this finger.

lit′tle fin′ger


n.
the finger farthest from the thumb, the smallest of the five fingers.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.little finger - the finger farthest from the thumblittle finger - the finger farthest from the thumb  
musculus abductor digiti minimi manus - the abductor muscle of the little finger
minimus - the fifth digit; the little finger or little toe
finger - any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb); "her fingers were long and thin"
Translations
malíčekmalík
lillefinger
kleiner Finger
pikkusormi
jari kelingking
malíček
mezinec
lillfinger
References in classic literature ?
Daughtry extended his left hand, with a little wiggle of the little finger advertising the seat of the affliction.
For I can make people well: and I can make people ill-- just by raising my little finger.
He noticed that she held her knife as though it were a pen-holder, and when she drank protruded her little finger.
But in order that our love may last for ever, you must give me for the ring three drops of blood from the little finger of your left hand.
Then he lifted his left hand, with the little finger pointing upward, and said: "Weaugh
Several times he complained about the little finger of his left hand.
I used to imagine that the ,nobles' of whom Antonia was always talking probably looked very much like Christian Harling, wore caped overcoats like his, and just such a glittering diamond upon the little finger.
One of them now noticed a gold ring still remaining on the little finger of the murdered girl, and as he could not draw it off easily, he took a hatchet and cut off the finger; but the finger sprang into the air, and fell behind the cask into the lap of the girl who was hiding there.
This fin has four regular bone-fingers, the index, middle, ring, and little finger.
James Harthouse, striking the ash from his cigar with his little finger.
We got an old tin lantern, and a butcher-knife with- out any handle, and a bran-new Barlow knife worth two bits in any store, and a lot of tallow candles, and a tin candlestick, and a gourd, and a tin cup, and a ratty old bedquilt off the bed, and a reticule with needles and pins and beeswax and buttons and thread and all such truck in it, and a hatchet and some nails, and a fishline as thick as my little finger with some mon- strous hooks on it, and a roll of buckskin, and a leather dog-collar, and a horseshoe, and some vials of medicine that didn't have no label on them; and just as we was leaving I found a tolerable good curry-comb, and Jim he found a ratty old fiddle-bow, and a wooden leg.
I measured a little finger which had fallen down from one of these statues, and lay unperceived among some rubbish, and found it exactly four feet and an inch in length.