Finger post

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Finger post a guide post bearing an index finger.
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Quotations

  • Charles F. Kettering
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    “Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.”

Usage

In literature:

She leaned against the door-post and polished her finger-nails with a little brush.
"Americans All" by Various
The work was done; the finger-posts were set; the ruse was complete!
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Set up as a warning, and a finger-post of danger, they point to the disastrous effect of Art upon the middle classes.
"The Gentle Art of Making Enemies" by James McNeill Whistler
No one with a conscience could have held out a finger to keep Henslowe in his post.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
No finger-posts up here and no lines to show where the States are divided.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
If he places his fingers upon the lofty door-posts, {then} the posts are seen to glisten.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
THE FINGER-POSTS OF GOD.
"The Story of John G. Paton" by James Paton
And there was a finger-post at the corner.
"Tom and Maggie Tulliver" by Anonymous
Laying his fingers on the post, he vaulted over the pickets.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Thus Don Tiburcio, a loyal Imperialist, read the finger posts as he ambled down the crooked path.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
They paused beneath the finger-post, and looked ahead.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
My way lay northward, with the spire of Grace Church as a finger-post.
"The Long Day" by Dorothy Richardson
He couldn't control his fingers accurately yet, and he made several attempts to pull the alligator clip off the terminal post.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
He carried a post-card between his thumb and finger, and grumbled aloud as he stumped along.
"Strangers and Wayfarers" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Like a finger-post, he pointed to the places mentioned, and the frightened couple obeyed in silence.
"Tales from the German" by Various
Those virtues need no finger-post.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
New England gives honest measure on the finger-posts along her highways.
"Voyage of the Paper Canoe" by Nathaniel H. Bishop
He said he was like a mediaeval finger-post; you must remember that.
"East Angels" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
He hurried back to his post at the doorway, removed the knife from his belt, jointed it, and tested the point against his finger.
"The Gray Mask" by Wadsworth Camp
Finger post Poteau indicateur.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas
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In poetry:

"Lift up this head upon a spike,
Though but a clayey clod
It still may seem a finger-post
To point the way to God."
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson
"Go on, fair Science; soon to thee
Shall. Nature yield her idle boast;
Her vulgar fingers formed a tree,
But thou halt trained it to a post.
"The Meeting Of The Dryads" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ye, too, whose life-paths in this world are dim—
Who see no finger-posts in earth or sky—
Come, and see clearer as ye gaze on him,
And learn how man may nobly live and die.
"By The Grave of Livingstone" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Cannerelli / The Post-Standard Finger Lakes Extra Virgin Grape Seed Oil is produced by Seneca BioEnergy in Romulus, Seneca County.
Although no official word from Five Finger Death Punch just yet, Soulfly posted the dates on their website, listing Five Finger Death Punch as part of the tour.
" Marmots are finger posts on the road to achievement".
The Jets fined the linebacker that amount for giving a Post photographer the finger while cleaning out his locker Monday.
I imagine them as some sort of superhuman who can leap tall goal posts in a single bound and bruise you with the flick of a finger.
A campus officer who fatally shot a sword-wielding man has left the hospital, after receiving treatment for a severed finger, reports the Denver Post.
Aimee Copeland will lose her fingers, but doctors are trying to save her palms, according to her father's updates posted on a University of West Georgia Web site.
Hollywood photographer Terry Richardson posted a pic of Gaga sporting a diamond on her ring finger to his website on Sunday morning.
Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, All That Remains, Volbeat, Red Line Chemistry & Madlife rockin' the Greyhound Park in Post Falls on Friday, August 26th.
Posted on November 9, 2012 at 2:28 am by Mike Finger in Manu Ginobili.
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In science:

The magnetic field strength and inner disk radius in particular should be quite different (Lewin et al. 1996; Finger et al. 1996; Sturner & Dermer 1996), which might account for the factor of ∼ 10 difference in post-burst QPO frequency.
Post-Burst Quasi-Periodic Oscillations from GRO J1744-28 and from the Rapid Burster
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