five-finger

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n five-finger any of a numerous plants grown for their five-petaled flowers; abundant in temperate regions; alleged to have medicinal properties
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bowlers are allowed to have a maximum of five finger grip holes on a regulation bowling ball.
    • Five-finger (Zoöl) A starfish with five rays, esp. Asterias rubens.
    • Five-finger (Bot) See Cinquefoil.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n five-finger A name given to common species of Potentilla which have digitate leaves with five leaflets, as P. reptans of Europe and P. Canadensis of the United States. The marsh-fivefinger is P. palustris. Also called cinquefoil or fivefinger-grass.
    • n five-finger In Jamaica, the Syngonium auritum, an aroid with five-parted leaves.
    • n five-finger plural A popular name of some or any starfish; a five-fingered jack.
    • n five-finger plural A name given to the five of trumps in certain games of cards.
    • n five-finger The Virginia creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Five-finger a name for various plants (cinque-foil, oxlip, &c.): a species of starfish
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fíf; Ger. fünf; Goth. fimf; W. pump; L. quinque; Gr. pente, pempe; Sans. pancha.

Usage

In literature:

We have five fingers and five toes, though only four limbs.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
It still had five fingers.
"Occasion for Disaster" by Gordon Randall Garrett
There were five brothers, all descendants of the 'Finger' family.
"A Christmas Greeting" by Hans Christian Andersen
This five-fingered hand, which in most animals has become a weapon (clawed or hoofed), has in the apes alone remained a prehensile organ.
"The Forerunners" by Romain Rolland
Pete could draw a gun quicker with his three fingers than any other man with five.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
It ran up and down about six octaves, to the tune of a five-finger exercise.
"Cupid's Middleman" by Edward B. Lent
The favorite's odds went to "four to five," and Checkers fingered his gold piece nervously.
"Checkers" by Henry M. Blossom
Two days later found them at the Rink and Five Finger rapids.
"To Alaska for Gold" by Edward Stratemeyer
Then the eldest old man bent over the other child and made passes over her face with his five fingers.
"The Lion of Janina" by Mór Jókai
About five minutes later Jack managed to hook his fingers in the reins and pull up, for the sound of approaching footsteps fell on his ear.
"With Rifle and Bayonet" by F.S. Brereton
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In poetry:

She took the dead hand in the live,
And at the ring drew she;
The dead hand closed its fingers five,
And it held the witch lady.
"The Dead Hand" by George MacDonald
The hand that signed the paper felled a city;
Five sovereign fingers taxed the breath,
Doubled the globe of dead and halved a country;
These five kings did a king to death.
"The Hand That Signed The Paper" by Dylan Thomas
Out of her secret life, the griffin-land
Where ivory empires build their stage she came,
Putting in mine her small impulsive hand,
Five-fingered gift, and the palm not tame.
"The Dark And The Fair" by Stanley Kunitz
And next,--what a load! it wall split the old gun,--
Three fingers,--four fingers,--five fingers of fun!
Come tell me, gray sages, for mischief and noise
Was there ever a lot like us fellows, "The Boys"?
"Once More" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Sterile Finger Traps are available in five sizes.
I took this just for fun with Kelly and I got on stage for the Five Finger Death Punch show.
To the people out there that say there isn't any meaning to videos anymore, I would ask them to watch Five Finger Death Punch's "Remember Everything" and now I can add to the list Taproot's " The Everlasting " which you can check out here.
Freshly announced…the TRESPASS AMERICA TOUR will feature metal juggernauts Killswitch Engage, Five Finger Death Punch, Trivium , and more.
A nurses' assistant at a state nursing home has been sentenced to five years in prison for selling rings that were stripped from the fingers of veterans under her care.
A nurses' assistant at a state nursing home for veterans in Virginia has been sentenced to five years in prison for selling rings that were stripped from the fingers of patients under her care.
On the bill, of course, are Five Finger Death Punch, All that Remains and Hatebreed.
Five Finger Death Punch stormed the arena last night and took down The Sword 3-0.
Five for your fingers, one for yourself.
Five-finger discount at Elder Beerman.
Filter are one of the acts performing and taking part in various activities on the ShipRocked 2012 cruise, along with bands such as Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, Korn and many others.
Five- finger discount at Elder Beerman.
The Cowboys injury report listed five players, Dez Bryant (finger), Morris Claiborne (concussion), Nate Livings (concussion), Charlie Peprah (foot) and DeMarcus Ware (elbow), as questionable for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.
With Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Battlecross, Pop Evil, Trivium, God Forbid and Emmure.
Hush Puppies teams with Vibram Five Fingers.
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