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The finger next to the forefinger:‘he clicked his thumb and middle finger’
- ‘A few days ago I hurt the middle finger of my right hand, and it started swelling slightly around the fingernail.’
- ‘I examined a small callous on the middle finger of my left hand, right underneath my fingernail.’
- ‘My index finger now only overlaps my middle finger a bit, but I can't bend it at all.’
- ‘Kerri has lost the use of his thumb and the middle finger of his right hand.’
- ‘He pulled something out of his pocket and slipped it onto the middle finger of her left hand.’
- ‘The middle finger on my right hand is bent towards the little finger.’
- ‘She moved her middle finger and her ring finger to make the alien peace sign.’
- ‘The ricochet parted the ring and middle fingers of his left hand.’
- ‘Let the handle of the spoon rest on the middle joint of the middle finger.’
- ‘The knuckle of his middle finger on his right hand was larger than the one on his left.’
- ‘The middle finger of my right hand, the one I need to type all of the lovely commas I use in my writing, is red.’
- ‘The ring finger and middle finger are a little sensitive to warm water, and that's it.’
- ‘Walking along the corridor, I then trapped the middle finger of my left hand in a door.’
- ‘Dunbar gestures with her hands as she talks, and there is a glint of silver in the light from the ring on the middle finger of her left hand.’
- ‘Two nights before embarking, I broke my pinky, ring, and middle fingers on my left hand in a freak Ultimate Frisbee collision.’
- ‘He wore rings on his middle finger and wedding ring finger of his right hand and a watch on his left wrist.’
- ‘The vertical plate was moved medially until it rested against the middle finger of the left hand.’
- ‘She held her pointer finger and her middle finger to her forehead upon her sacred shard.’
- ‘The other had three fingers and a thumb, the middle finger thicker than the others.’
- ‘One had black shaven hair, a goatee beard, an earring in his left ear and a sovereign ring on the middle finger of his right hand.’
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