A low-bending, ice-covered branch whipped her face and she shrieked, fancying it the touch of dead fingers.
But the instant he took her hand, her lips closed, and she shivered through her whole body as if dead fingers had touched her.
And also he saw, clutched in the stiff, dead fingers, the petition of his slaves who toiled in Hell's Bottom.
Such are erythromelalgia, Raynaud's disease, "dead fingers," and intermittent claudication.
With forced calmness, she broke the seal which the dead fingers had made so long ago, opened it shamelessly, and read it.
And he stooped and wrenched from the dead fingers of a sergeant the sword which they clenched by the bloody hilt.
She had dashed into some waterweeds, and their clammy stems clutched her like dead fingers.
Elsie caught it up and kissed it, thinking of the touch of those dear dead fingers, that seemed to linger over it yet.
Clutched in the dead fingers of his left hand was a yellow slip of paper.