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finger +‎ -wise


fingerwise (not comparable)

  1. In the manner of fingers from a hand; spreading out in several narrow parts.
    • 1889, The English Illustrated Magazine (volume 6)
      In this way alone too, it seems to me, can one gain a clear and consistent idea of the valley itself as an organic whole, with the various lateral glens which open out fingerwise on every side of it as its component members.
    • 1921, Wisconsin magazine of history (volume 4)
      The valleys make natural and not ill-graded highways from the prairie to the Wisconsin River, while the ranges of bluffs separating them appear like promontories running out fingerwise from the main plateau []