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.
I AM DON JUAN TRIUMPHANT!' 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.
A Cuban officer then pries the man's 1911 pistol from his cold, dead fingers underneath a bumper sticker that reads, "They can have my gun when they pry it from my cold dead fingers." Suffice to say this was remarkably bold stuff for mainstream Hollywood.
"I was holding on to my music with my cold, dead fingers saying, 'You're not going to take my songs from me.' Also, they make suggestions about how you should look.
I especially wish to commend Alan Korwin for his "From My Cold, Dead Fingers," and you guys for publishing it.
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It's a Traditions model since superseded by their excellent Vortek and Pursuit G4 lines, but my Pursuit is the one in-line you would have to pry from my cold, dead fingers. A deadly tack driver, it has accounted for 2 elk and 3 javelinas to date.
It's a common condition, one that's often called "dead fingers" and affects the blood supply to the fingers and toes when they get cold.
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.
"And I'll tell you this, Obama: You'll get my joint when you pry it out of my cold dead fingers!" she added.
Hey FDA, you can pry that bottle of extra-strength over-the-counter Tylenol from my cold, dead fingers!" read one over-the-top message posted to a popular social networking site in early July.