from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In musical instruments, as flutes, oboes, clarinets, etc., a hole in the side of the tube so placed that it may be closed by a finger of the player, that the tone produced may be modified in pitch.


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  • So down went her eye to the finger-hole again, but all she saw was the kitchen, with its sanded floor and bright turf fire, the key-beam with the nets hanging across it, and

    Cornwall's Wonderland Mabel Quiller-Couch 1895

  • So she made up her mind to knock and knock until those inside were obliged to come to the door, but first of all she thought she would have a peep in through the finger-hole by the latch.

    Cornwall's Wonderland Mabel Quiller-Couch 1895


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