Lady's finger


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lady's finger A long, slender variety of the potato.
    • Lady's finger (Bot) A tall coarse annual (Abelmoschus esculentus) of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern U. S. and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; it is sometimes placed in the genus Hibiscus.
    • Lady's finger (Cookery) A variety of small cake of about the dimensions of a finger.
    • Lady's finger (Zoöl) One of the branchiæ of the lobster.
    • Lady's finger (Bot) The kidney vetch, Anthyllis vulneraria; called also lady's fingers.
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In literature:

That lady's little finger was none of my legal property.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
But there on my finger, a solid contradiction, was my Lady Inverness's ring.
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
I thought I could see finger-marks on the young lady's throat.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
The old lady's fingers were nimble and dainty and she handled her knife with remarkable skill.
"The Comings of Cousin Ann" by Emma Speed Sampson
She gasped, but respected the admonition of a finger pressed lightly upon the lady's smiling lips.
"Nobody" by Louis Joseph Vance
Never mind, mother," and she kissed one finger at Mrs. Marne in response to that lady's shocked "Isabella!
"The Fate of Felix Brand" by Florence Finch Kelly
This is an infallible test that every ill-tempered young lady carries at her finger's-ends.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
Lady Dashwood's fingers were aching to tear the letter up, but she refrained.
"The New Warden" by Mrs. David G. Ritchie
Jacob felt a little thrill, however, as he bowed over Lady Mary's fingers.
"Jacob's Ladder" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
My lady's caressing fingers faltered suddenly.
"Our Admirable Betty" by Jeffery Farnol

In poetry:

The red blood ran through the clover near,
And the heath on the hills o'erhead;
The daisy's fingers were tipp'd with red,
As she started to life, when the lady said:
"Awaken! for I am here."
"The Awaking" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

Once confined to a fat cat's finger, today's pinkie rings are dainty, pretty and made for a lady.
For example, there was danger at one point that the cylinders that animate King Kong's hand might over stroke and cause the ape 's fingers to crush his leading lady in his palm.