nameless finger

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nameless finger (plural nameless fingers)

  1. (rare) Synonym of middle finger
    • 1869, Algernon Bertram Mitford, “Another Japanese Sermon”, in The Cornhill Magazine[1], volume 23, page 356:
      Môshi has said, "There is the third finger. If a man's third or nameless finger be bent so that he cannot straighten it, although his bent finger may cause him no pain, still if he hears of some one who can cure it he will think nothing of undertaking a long journey from Shin to So to consult him upon this deformed finger; for he knows it to be hateful to have a finger unlike those of other men: but he cares not a jolt if his heart be different to that of other men; and this is how men disregard the true order of things."