fingerpost

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fingerpost a guidepost resembling a hand with a pointing index finger
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fingerpost A post with projecting arm or arms for pointers, often terminating in the form of fingers, set up for the direction of travelers, generally where roads cross or divide.
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Usage

In literature:

All our fingerposts have been twisted round by facetious men years ago.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
You may stand in Piccadilly Circus at midnight and fingerpost yourself to the country of your dreams.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
When cross-roads come in sight, fingerposts are set up telling him where they lead to, and directing him which to take.
"Bygones Worth Remembering, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Jacob Holyoake
Presently they came to a fingerpost.
"Meg's Friend" by Alice Abigail Corkran
We now retrace our steps to the highroad, and at the fingerpost bear to the left.
"Nooks and Corners of Pembrokeshire" by H. Thornhill Timmins
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In news:

'An Instance of the Fingerpost ' by Iain Pears.
AN INSTANCE OF THE FINGERPOST .
'An Instance of the Fingerpost' by Iain Pears.
AN INSTANCE OF THE FINGERPOST.
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