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The finger next to the thumb.

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Usage examples (32)
  • As we have said, he expounds himself no more, the significant forefinger is down, the eye no longer imprisons yours.
  • To make identity absolutely certain, on the forefinger was a ring of native gold, which the Dutchman always wore.
  • His fingers curved into a lion's open mouth; on his forefinger was the royal ring of Troizen, with the Mother being worshipped on a pillar.
  • ¬†Showing him with a thumb and forefinger: That close.
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