Devil's fingers

(Zool.) the common British starfish (Asterias rubens); - also applied to a sponge with stout branches.

See also: Devil

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Pauline Patterson, Glenrothes A The bespangled one (1919-87) appeared in the dual role of evil pianist Chandell (aka Fingers) and his gangster twin brother Harry in two episodes in 1966: The Devil's Fingers and Dead Ringers.
For example, if I accompany my wife to the supermarket, I would expect to soar within breathing difference of Sir Cliff Richard, way up there is the stratosphere; but should I sulk and fidget like a child when she is watching American comedy shows on the telly, I would expect to feel the devil's fingers tickling my feet.