• WordNet 3.6
    • n fingermark a smudge made by a (dirty) finger
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In literature:

The hateful fingermarks showed as bloodless furrows in the whiteness of her skin.
"The Lost Continent" by C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
Moosu was on the sled, and I saw by the fingermarks on his face that his womankind had done well by him.
"The Faith of Men" by Jack London
I have in my pocket a piece of paper, a margin cut from a legal document, showing the thumb and fingermarks of a withered right hand.
"Boy Scouts in Mexico; or On Guard with Uncle Sam" by G. Harvey Ralphson
He fell back with an oath, a patch of fingermarks showing red on his white countenance.
"St. Martin's Summer" by Rafael Sabatini
The fingermarks had deepened underneath her eyes, a languor came upon her; it made her the more sweet and youthful.
"The Island Pharisees" by John Galsworthy
The fingermarks are free But I'd not leave them here if I could take them all with me.
"The Path to Home" by Edgar A. Guest
This decorated her face with black fingermarks, and several of the pupils, looking round at her, burst into incontrollable laughter.
"Marjorie's Busy Days" by Carolyn Wells
There's not a speck or a fingermark on it.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
There was one, old and fingermarked.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird