One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The flattish horny part on the upper surface of the tip of each finger.
- ‘It stuck under her fingernails and blocked her windpipe and made her sneeze and splutter and cough.’
- ‘In fact, he has quite elegant, long fingers and perfectly manicured fingernails.’
- ‘Use the back of your fingernail on your index finger to part and lift a new section of hair to the left of the braid.’
- ‘She was experimenting with a hot pink on her toe nails and lime green on her fingernails.’
- ‘Her fingernails and toenails were manicured and her toenails had been painted with gold nail varnish.’
- ‘I sat at the kitchen table, scraping off some dried up stuff on the glass surface with my fingernail.’
- ‘The fingernails on my right hand are long and the fingernails on my left hand are short.’
- ‘One of Renee's eyebrows twitched and she began to tap a solitary fingernail onto the table.’
- ‘I examined a small callous on the middle finger of my left hand, right underneath my fingernail.’
- ‘Her nail varnish is applied patchily, on bitten fingernails and bitten toenails.’
- ‘She dug her fingernails into his wrists in an attempt to free herself from his grip.’
- ‘He scratched at his armrest with his fingernails like they were claws, cracking his knuckles.’
- ‘The Egyptian barber was also a manicurist, using a razor to trim the fingernails of clients.’
- ‘The baby grows fine hair, fingernails and teeth, and the eyes open and close.’
- ‘The woman had flung herself against the locked door, clawing at the wood with her fingernails.’
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