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(functioning as singular) med a disease of users of pneumatic drills, characterized by anaesthesia of the fingertips and cyanosis
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Words nearby dead fingers
deaden, dead end, deadening, deadeye, deadfall, dead fingers, dead firing, dead freight, dead from the neck up, dead hand, deadhead
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How to use dead fingers in a sentence
And also he saw, clutched in the stiff, dead fingers, the petition of his slaves who toiled in Hell's Bottom.When God Laughs and Other Stories|Jack London
Elsie caught it up and kissed it, thinking of the touch of those dear dead fingers, that seemed to linger over it yet.Elsie's Womanhood|Martha Finley
A low-bending, ice-covered branch whipped her face and she shrieked, fancying it the touch of dead fingers.The Girl in the Mirror|Elizabeth Garver Jordan
And he stooped and wrenched from the dead fingers of a sergeant the sword which they clenched by the bloody hilt.Adela Cathcart, Vol. 2|George MacDonald
She had dashed into some waterweeds, and their clammy stems clutched her like dead fingers.A harum-scarum schoolgirl|Angela Brazil