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  • noun An amount that can be or is held by a finger.


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  • Walking up through the woods on my way back, I put my hand on a kissing gate and got a fingerful of black birdshit, which was nice.

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  • I could have eaten a whole bowl of it by the fingerful, but I resisted.

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  • BTW, my best celebrity encounter: I wiped a fingerful of sweat off of Andre the Giant.


  • I could have eaten a whole bowl of it by the fingerful, but I resisted.

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  • Tas scooped a fingerful of foam from the top of one of the mugs and guided it into his mouth.

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  • He thought he'd be cute so he swiped his finger into the frosting and ate the fingerful of Crisco thinking it was frosting.

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  • No wonder some of the "umbrella organizations" over Neighborhood Councils get scant participation from all but a fingerful of NC members citywide.

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  • She's eating it one fingerful at a time and just said she's saving the cherry.

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  • Typing the name out was a bit of a fingerful, but the acronym JCME was a breeze and both the long and short versions sounded good aloud.

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  • Rosemary snatched the little jar, scooped out a fingerful of the stuff, smeared it on her throat, and exhaled in relief.

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