A finger is a limb of the human body and a type of digit, an organ of manipulation and sensation found in the hands of humans and other primates. Normally humans have five digits, the bones of whom are termed phalanges, on each hand (exceptions are polydactyly, oligodactyly and digit loss). The first digit is the thumb, followed by index finger, middle finger, ring finger, and little finger or pinky. Some other languages use the same generic term for all five digits of a hand.

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Performance of Achamanam - Purana Achamana
... purification of the chakras through the touching of certain fingers of the right hand to certain points on the face and body, along with mantras ... Narayanaya Namaha - Thumb, left cheek Madhavaya Namaha - Ring finger, right eye Govindaya Namaha - Ring finger, left eye Vishnave Namaha - Index finger ...
... Most Highly Derogatory Order of the Irremovable Finger, abbreviated to MHDOIF, was a spoof decoration for military incompetence, which was "awarded" to members of the Royal Air ... for the award, though cartoon depictions show a clenched fist with the index finger extended, surrounded by the words FAITH ET BLIND HOPE and underneath ... The use of the index finger indicated clearly that the finger of blame was being pointed at the recipient, rather than the middle finger as a ...
Bow Draw - Equipment
... For the Mediterranean draw, the fingers may be protected with shooting gloves or by finger tabs ... Models range from full-finger leather to gloves that only cover the tips of the fingers ... Finger tabs are pieces of material that are attached via leather straps or holes to the middle finger ...
Sandavágur - Witch’s Finger
... is a freestanding rock to the east of the town called Trøllkonufingur, which means Witch’s finger ... visited the Faroe Islands in 1844, and a man climbed the Witch’s finger so that he could wave to the King as he sailed past ...
Finger, Tennessee - Demographics
... There were 122 households out of which 43.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.5% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...

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    O holy Night! from thee I learn to bear
    What man has borne before!
    Thou layest thy finger on the lips of Care,
    And they complain no more.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1809–1882)