from The Century Dictionary.

  • Delicate in workmanship; expert at fine work.


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  • No portrait in fine-fingered elegance (“Finished with the last bite of lasagna, I lifted a glass and chugged the remains of my milk”), Bella rues the disparity between his spectral aura and her clay form.

    The Twilight Zone Wolcott, James 2008

  • ‘But I did not think it could be so fine-fingered,’ she said.

    The Trespasser 2003

  • I twisted my hands deeper into the Logrus until I wore the limbs I desired as fine-fingered gauntlets, stronger than metals, more sensitive than tongues in the places of their power.

    Blood of Amber Zelazny, Roger 1986

  • On one occasion some of our friends heard that the author was going to interview the fine-fingered editor of the Westminster Gazette by appointment, and they strongly advised us against doing so.

    Chapter XVII Solomon Tshekisho 1916

  • 'But I did not think it could be so fine-fingered,' she said.

    The Trespasser 1907

  • We're not going to allow these fine-fingered gentry to have it all their own way.

    The Day of Judgment Joseph Hocking 1898

  • ARAGNOL, the son of Arachnê (the "most fine-fingered of all workmen," turned into a spider for presuming to challenge Minerva to a contest in needlework).

    Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol. 1 A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook Ebenezer Cobham Brewer 1853

  • He reproves "fine-fingered rufflers, with their sables about their necks, corked slippers, trimmed buskins, and warm mittons."

    Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth Lucy Aikin 1822

  • Turn over, insisted Christina, Marie's equally fine-fingered partner.

    News24 Top Stories 2010

  • Trudy’s affront visibly melted as she took his large hand in her fine-fingered one.

    The Brush Off Laura Bradley 2004


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