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 for finger
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Finger \Fin"ger\ (f[i^][ng]"g[~e]r), n. [AS. finger; akin to D.
     vinger, OS. & OHG. fingar, G. finger, Icel. fingr, Sw. & Dan.
     finger, Goth. figgrs; of unknown origin; perh. akin to E.
     1. One of the five terminating members of the hand; a digit;
        esp., one of the four extremities of the hand, other than
        the thumb.
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     2. Anything that does the work of a finger; as, the pointer
        of a clock, watch, or other registering machine;
        especially (Mech.) a small projecting rod, wire, or piece,
        which is brought into contact with an object to effect,
        direct, or restrain a motion.
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     3. The breadth of a finger, or the fourth part of the hand; a
        measure of nearly an inch; also, the length of finger, a
        measure in domestic use in the United States, of about
        four and a half inches or one eighth of a yard.
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              A piece of steel three fingers thick. --Bp. Wilkins.
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     4. Skill in the use of the fingers, as in playing upon a
        musical instrument. [R.]
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              She has a good finger.                --Busby.
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     Ear finger, the little finger.
     Finger alphabet. See Dactylology.
     Finger bar, the horizontal bar, carrying slotted spikes, or
        fingers, through which the vibratory knives of mowing and
        reaping machines play.
     Finger board (Mus.), the part of a stringed instrument
        against which the fingers press the strings to vary the
        tone; the keyboard of a piano, organ, etc.; manual.
     Finger bowl Finger glass, a bowl or glass to hold water
        for rinsing the fingers at table.
     Finger flower (Bot.), the foxglove.
     Finger+grass+(Bot.),+a+kind+of+grass+({Panicum+sanguinale">Finger grass (Bot.), a kind of grass ({Panicum sanguinale)
        with slender radiating spikes; common crab grass. See
        Crab grass, under Crab.
     Finger nut, a fly nut or thumb nut.
     Finger plate, a strip of metal, glass, etc., to protect a
        painted or polished door from finger marks.
     Finger post, a guide post bearing an index finger.
     Finger reading, reading printed in relief so as to be
        sensible to the touch; -- so made for the blind.
     Finger+shell+(Zool.),+a+marine+shell+({Pholas+dactylus">Finger shell (Zool.), a marine shell ({Pholas dactylus)
        resembling a finger in form.
     Finger sponge (Zool.), a sponge having finger-shaped lobes,
        or branches.
     Finger stall, a cover or shield for a finger.
     Finger steel, a steel instrument for whetting a currier's
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     To burn one's fingers. See under Burn.
     To have a finger in, to be concerned in. [Colloq.]
     To have at one's fingers' ends, to be thoroughly familiar
        with. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Finger \Fin"ger\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fingered; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Fingering.]
     1. To touch with the fingers; to handle; to meddle with.
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              Let the papers lie;
              You would be fingering them to anger me. --Shak.
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     2. To touch lightly; to toy with.
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     3. (Mus.)
        (a) To perform on an instrument of music.
        (b) To mark the notes of (a piece of music) so as to guide
            the fingers in playing.
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     4. To take thievishly; to pilfer; to purloin. --Shak.
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     5. To execute, as any delicate work.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Finger \Fin"ger\, v. i. (Mus.)
     To use the fingers in playing on an instrument. --Busby.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes
           excepting the thumb); "her fingers were long and thin"
      2: the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
         [syn: finger, fingerbreadth, finger's breadth, digit]
      3: one of the parts of a glove that provides covering for a
         finger or thumb
      v 1: feel or handle with the fingers; "finger the binding of the
           book" [syn: finger, thumb]
      2: examine by touch; "Feel this soft cloth!"; "The customer
         fingered the sweater" [syn: feel, finger]
      3: search for on the computer; "I fingered my boss and found
         that he is not logged on in the afternoons"
      4: indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for
         keyboard instruments

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  166 Moby Thesaurus words for "finger":
     accuse, acquire, advert to, allege, allude to, annulary, appoint,
     arraign, article, be master of, be taken as, bear witness, betray,
     book, bring accusation, bring charges, bring to book,
     bring to mind, buy, call to mind, charge, cite, claws, clutches,
     come by, come in contact, complain, condemn to death, dactylion,
     denominate, denote, denounce, denunciate, designate, determinate,
     diagnose, digit, digits, disappear, discover, distinguish,
     do something, dominate, elude, emblematize, escape, fangs,
     fasten on, fasten upon, feel, feel of, figure, figure in, find,
     fingernails, fingers, flick, forefinger, get away, get cracking,
     get hold of, handle, hands, hang something on, have under control,
     hit, hooks, identify, impeach, imply, impute, index, index finger,
     indicate, indict, influence, inform against, inform on, insinuate,
     jaws, lay charges, little finger, locate, lodge a complaint,
     lodge a plaint, lord it over, make, make a move, make an attempt,
     make an effort, mandibles, manipulate, maxillae, meathooks, medius,
     middle finger, minimus, mitts, monkey with, nails, name, nippers,
     nominate, offer, palm, palpate, paw, pick out, pin down, pin on,
     pincers, pinkie, pinpoint, place, ply, point at, point out,
     point to, poke at, pollex, pounces, prefer charges, press charges,
     prod, punch, purchase, put on report, recall, recognize, recollect,
     refer to, remember, report, reproach, ring finger, select,
     snitch on, specify, spot, stand for, stigmatize, strike, symbol,
     symbolize, take to task, talons, tap, task, tattle on, taunt with,
     tax, teeth, tell on, think of, thumb, touch, track down, twiddle,
     twit, typify, unearth, unguals, ungulae, vanish, wield,
     zero in on

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      [WAITS, via BSD Unix]
      1. n. A program that displays information about a particular user or all
      users logged on the system, or a remote system. Typically shows full name,
      last login time, idle time, terminal line, and terminal location (where
      applicable). May also display a plan file left by the user (see also {
      Hacking X for Y).
      2. vt. To apply finger to a username.
      3. vt. By extension, to check a human's current state by any means. ?Foodp?
      ? ?T!? ?OK, finger Lisa and see if she's idle.?
      4. Any picture (composed of ASCII characters) depicting ?the finger?, see {
      See figure 1. Originally a humorous component of one's plan file to deter
      the curious fingerer (sense 2), it has entered the arsenal of some flamer

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      A Unix program that displays information about a
     particular user or all users logged on the system, or a remote
     system.  Finger typically shows full name, last login time,
     idle time, terminal line, and terminal location (where
     applicable).  It may also display a plan file left by the
     user (see also Hacking X for Y).  Some versions take a "-l"
     (long) argument which yields more information.
     [{Jargon File]

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Finger, TN -- U.S. city in Tennessee
     Population (2000):    350
     Housing Units (2000): 134
     Land area (2000):     1.514443 sq. miles (3.922390 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.514443 sq. miles (3.922390 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            26160
     Located within:       Tennessee (TN), FIPS 47
     Location:             35.356777 N, 88.608995 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     38334
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Finger, TN

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