Finger Lakes

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Finger Lakes a geographical area in central New York State that is named for a series of narrow glacial lakes that lie parallel in a north-south direction
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Usage

In literature:

Past the dreary lake, through the little pine-wood I ran, and then I was brought to a halt, panting, by cross-roads and a finger-post.
"The Quest of the Golden Girl" by Richard le Gallienne
Sometimes the offering was lifted gingerly between aloof fingers and tossed back into the lake.
"Further Adventures of Lad" by Albert Payson Terhune
Hazel dipped up a pail of water from the lake and sprinkled it through her fingers over the floor of the boat.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls Afloat" by Janet Aldridge
Walked out to the lake, and coquetted with this disagreeable weather, whereby I catch chilblains in my fingers and cold in my head.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
The boys at Cornell like it because it fills even in an abnormally cool season of the Finger Lakes region when natives fail.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
What if he snapped his finger at a lake of brimstone and of eternal fire?
"The Arena" by Various
She was a child laking with a firebrand, and never knew what it were until she burnt her fingers.
"Joyce Morrell's Harvest" by Emily Sarah Holt
These falls are beyond Lake Le Barge, and about two hundred miles above Five Fingers.
"From Paris to New York by Land" by Harry de Windt
The tower of the little Indian church across the lake pointed a silver finger up out of a soft blue haze.
"The End of the Rainbow" by Marian Keith
Sophia, her hands folded in her lap, lovely hands with long slender fingers, looked sadly toward the lake.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Not so much as a little finger might they wet in the lake.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
Put your finger on any point between the Gulf of Mexico and Hudson Bay, or the Great Lakes and the Rockies.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
Lake's undershot jaw thrust forward; he fingered the blot of whisker at his ear.
"Bransford of Rainbow Range" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
It was associated with those long Finger Lakes gouged out by glaciers.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
What right had Sue Greyson's light fingers to meddle with a life like Dr. Lake's?
"Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline" by Jennie M. Drinkwater
Everybody followed his finger, to a red cliff, across the lake and far up the steep mountain wall.
"Boy Scouts in Glacier Park" by Walter Prichard Eaton
Through the forest and along the lake men had drawn a road, as it were, with a finger, for a winding streak of dust plainly marked its course.
"Arne: Early Tales and Sketches" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
The Finger lakes of New York, for example, occupy such glacial troughs.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton
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In poetry:

Erelong by lake and rivulet side
The summer roses paled and died,
And Autumn's fingers shed
The maple's leaves of red.
"The Maids Of Attitash" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Surely a spell, creation-old, was made
For you, O lake of silences, that all
Earth's fretting voices here should muted fall,
As if a finger on their lips were laid!
"Lake Louise" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
Put a gold ring on her finger,
And press her close to your heart,
While the fish in the lake snapshots take,
And the frog, that sanguine singer,
Sing agreeably, agreeably, agreeably of love.
"Carry Her Over the Water" by W H Auden
Chained hand, stained hand, my love has fingers whiter
Than any lily that rocks upon the lake:
If a man kiss her hand death falls the lighter—
"She sends thee sleeping fast? I bid thee wake."
"The Gate-Keeper" by Nora Jane Hopper Chesson

In news:

FingerLakes .com A guide to the entire Finger Lakes region.
A few photos from a unique competition here in the Finger Lakes that took place this weekend.
As good as the top Finger Lakes wines are now, it's clear that producers still have plenty of room for improvement.
Finger Lakes Riesling Festival is literally a "mile of family fun".
Peace Corps and wine are not normally linked, but I managed to do just that last week during a trip to New York's Finger Lakes region.
There's a certain magic in the wine trails of the Finger Lakes .
Lisa's Booby Trap beaten at Finger Lakes .
Vibrancy of Finger Lakes wines.
Finger Lakes and the surrounding area.
The unique soil of the beautiful Finger Lakes is fertile growing ground for Rieslings and other cold-climate grapes.
The Finger Lakes are long, beautiful, deep-blue gashes in the slate and limestone of upstate New York.
A 2001 Finger Lakes riesling has been voted New York's best wine of 2002.
Nature, culture and creature comforts bump elbows in the Finger Lakes , which rake the rolling countryside between Rochester and Syracuse.
According to Iroquois legend, the Finger Lakes were formed when the Great Spirit placed his hand on the land and left behind water-filled fingerprints.
Results from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Finger Lakes 355, held Aug 12, 2012 at Watkins Glen (N. 21 12 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 90 Running 115,721.
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