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Thumb sentence examples

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  • Swipe your thumb over it once, and it stuns.

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  • She put a thumb up.

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  • She gasped and pulled away, but not before his thumb grazed her calloused palm.

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  • She pulled her micro free and rested her wet thumb against it until the screen unlocked; it worked.

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  • His eyes twinkled and he jabbed a thumb at the dining room.

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  • She spotted the maroon drops on the pad of one thumb and drew his hand up to her lips.

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  • He stopped at one and pressed his thumb to the keypad.

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  • His thumb brushed her jaw line.

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  • I've been as nervous as a thumb sucking toddler.

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  • Brady motioned her towards the door and hung back, pressing his thumb to a keypad on the wall.

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  • He had a crowd control baton the size of her hand that expanded with a touch to the thumb pad.

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  • One of Natalie's fingers twisted a curly blond lock while the other hand held a thumb firmly in her mouth.

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  • He cupped the back of her neck with one large hand, brushing his thumb along her cheek.

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  • The Wizard reached out, caught the wee creature in his hand, and holding its head between one thumb and finger and its tail between the other thumb and finger he pulled it apart, each of the two parts becoming a whole and separate piglet in an instant.

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  • She nuzzled the hand cupping her cheek, and his thumb traced her lips.

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  • Then they caressed their way up her side, his thumb sliding under her bra and gently up the curve of her breast.

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  • He picked the ring up and stared at it absently, rolling it back and forth between his thumb and index finger.

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  • Lana pressed her thumb to the screen, relieved when the new info she'd entered popped up.

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  • He waved a thumb at the body being worked on.

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  • Darkyn cupped her cheek with one hand, the cool energy spreading as his thumb rubbed her cheek lightly.

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  • Place your thumb on the pad, and it'll signal me.

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  • His thumb caressed her cheek then her bottom lip.

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  • He squeezed the upper part of his nose between thumb and index fingers, blinking his eyes to stop the burning.

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  • At length, as I leaned with my elbow on the bench one day, it ran up my clothes, and along my sleeve, and round and round the paper which held my dinner, while I kept the latter close, and dodged and played at bopeep with it; and when at last I held still a piece of cheese between my thumb and finger, it came and nibbled it, sitting in my hand, and afterward cleaned its face and paws, like a fly, and walked away.

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  • He flicked a fingernail against his thumb in response, commanding her complete attention.

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  • Anatole stood with his right thumb under a button of his uniform, his chest expanded and his back drawn in, slightly swinging one foot, and, with his head a little bent, looked with beaming face at the princess without speaking and evidently not thinking about her at all.

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  • Finally, we condensed everything on a small computer thumb drive which we hid in the removable base of a desk lamp.

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  • Dan touched his thumb to the thumb pads, and her chains fell away.

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  • As he spoke, he continued the light stroke of one thumb and trailed a finger down the side of her face and traced her jaw.

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  • Leaning into him, she sighed when he placed his thumb at her lips.

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  • Pressing her thumb to her door, she realized there was light lining the windows of the condo beside hers.

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  • Lana went to the side opposite Kelli and pressed her thumb against the keypad.

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  • Gerald jerked a thumb at the door.

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  • The general opinion was that Pierre was under his wife's thumb, which was really true.

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  • Alex turned to Jonathan and pointed at him, then drew a cupped hand down his chest, thumb and fingers toward him.

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  • "You are this close from me kissing you," he said and held up his index finger and thumb an inch apart.

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  • Focusing on the present, Carmen straightened Destiny's frilly yellow Easter dress and brushed the thumb from her mouth.

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  • He took her throat in one large hand, his thumb stroking the sensitive skin of her neck.

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  • His thumb traced the line of her jaw lightly, and heat skittered through her.

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  • Stinging made her curse, and she grimaced as she held her thumb over the fountain.

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  • She sucked her thumb and stepped back, waiting for something to happen.

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  • The soldier touched his thumb to the navigation control board.

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  • Jonathan lifted his hand, thumb toward Alex and fingers curled down and rocked it forward and back.

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  • With another deep breath, she ran her thumb down the jagged edge of the dagger.

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  • He wiped a tear from her face with a thumb as he gazed into her eyes.

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  • One of the doctors came out of the tent in a bloodstained apron, holding a cigar between the thumb and little finger of one of his small bloodstained hands, so as not to smear it.

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  • The thumb went to her mouth and she started sucking it vigorously as she eyed the newcomer suspiciously.

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  • He jabbed his thumb toward the wall behind him, where she made out the slender nickel doorknob in the space between two shelves of ancient books.

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  • He didn't drink long, and when he was finished he touched his thumb to the wound, cauterizing it again.

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  • His thumb caressed her jaw as he gazed down into her face.

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  • He wiped the tear away with a thumb and then opened the glove compartment.

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  • Jackson rubbed his chin with his thumb and index finger.

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  • The messenger held out a small thumb drive with what Kris hoped contained a report identifying the two shapeshifter demons.  He left, and Kris plugged the thumb drive into his small PDA.  A single file was on the drive, and he opened it.

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  • The pad of his thumb traced across her lower lip.

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  • He stroked her cheek with the back of his fingers and ran a thumb along her jaw.

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  • On seeing Rostov, Denisov screwed up his face and pointing over his shoulder with his thumb to the room where Telyanin was sitting, he frowned and gave a shudder of disgust.

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  • He made no move to bite her or kiss her, simply studied her, his thumb stroking the pulse in her neck.

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  • He released her neck, touching it with a thumb that burned hot enough to singe her skin.

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  • Sarah pinched her bottom lip with her thumb and index finger.

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  • Natalie shoved a thumb in her mouth and stared at the book.

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  • He caressed the tattoo with a thumb and smiled, feeling genuine happiness for the first time since Andre.s death.

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  • If she wanted a small object and was given a large one, she would shake her head and take up a tiny bit of the skin of one hand between the thumb and finger of the other.

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  • His gaze dropped to her lips, and his thumb followed, grazing the sensitive skin.

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  • He wiped her cheek with a thumb.

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  • He slid a fingernail across the pad of his thumb.

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  • She crunched up her face, then used her index finger to wipe Elisabeth's thumb.

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  • He cupped her face and wiped a tear with his thumb.

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  • Darkyn flicked a nail against the pad of his thumb.

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  • The wound healed, leaving the drops on his thumb.

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  • He flicked his nail against the pad of his thumb.

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  • Gabriel reached out to her, wiping away the tears on one cheek with his thumb.

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  • He cupped one cheek with his roughened hand and rubbed away a tear with his thumb.

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  • Any fear she might have felt disappeared when he rested his hand on her neck and brushed her cheek, then her lips, with his thumb.

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  • He cupped one soft cheek and rubbed away a hot tear with his thumb.

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  • He released them with a touch of his thumb.

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  • He wiped the tears from her cheeks with a large thumb.

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  • He reached forward, half expecting her to punch him, and wiped the tears from her cheek with his thumb.

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  • He shook his head again and wiped moisture from his eyes with the thumb and forefinger of his other hand.

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  • He hung up and texted her quickly, typing with his thumb.

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  • Xander's thumb brushed her lips, sending warm bursts through her.

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  • He slid his thumb across the screen to unlock it.

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  • Held between the thumb and fingers of the right hand, they are used as tongs to take up portions of the food, which is brought to table cut up into small and convenient pieces, or as means for sweeping the rice and small particles of food into the mouth from the bowl.

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  • In 1795 and 1796 Matthew Flinders and George Bass were engaged on exploring work in a small boat called the " Tom Thumb."

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  • In consequence of this composite formation, amethyst is apt to break with a rippled fracture, or to show "thumb markings," and the intersection of two sets of curved ripples may produce on the fractured surface a pattern something like that of "engine turning."

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  • These monkeys are the African representatives of the Indo-Malay langurs (Semnopithecus), with which they agree in their slender build, long limbs and tail, and complex stomachs, although differing by the rudimentary thumb.

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  • The fore-limbs have four toes and a rudimentary thumb, all with claws; the hind limbs are larger, with five distinct toes, united by short webs at their bases.

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  • In 1800, when a frost-bitten thumb gave him great pain and much fear for his life, his friend, Rev. Philip Oliver of Chester, died, leaving him director and one of three trustees over his chapel at Boughton; and this added much to his anxiety.

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  • The "Tom Thumb," as Cooper called the locomotive, was about the size of a modern hand-car; as the natural draft was far from sufficient, Cooper devised a blowing apparatus.

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  • The lower end of the cylinder is opened, in the case of small and thin cylinders, by the blower holding his thumb over the mouthpiece of the pipe and simultaneously warming the end of the cylinder in the furnace, the expansion of the imprisoned air and the softening of the glass causing the end of the cylinder to burst open.

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  • Sand consists of grains of quartz or flint, the individual particles of which are large enough to be seen with the unaided eye or readily felt as gritty grains when rubbed between the finger and thumb.

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  • Among them are the small ears, elongated head, the presence of a deep groove alongside the nostrils, the small size of the thumb, and the great length of the arm, which reaches half-way down the shin-bone (tibia) in the erect posture.

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  • The small and mobile forelimbs bear four complete fingers, with the thumb reduced to a bony spur.

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  • (2) The line which isolates the ball of the thumb, where the skin ceases to be tied to the front of the palmar fascia, is called the line of life.

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  • These lines isolate certain swellings or monticuli, the largest of which is (I) the ball of the thumb, called the mountain of Venus; (2) that at the base of the index finger is the mountain of Jupiter; (3) at the root of the middle finger is the mountain of Saturn, while those at the bases of ring and little finger are respectively the mountains of the (4) Sun and (5) of Mercury.

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  • The swellings on the palmar faces of the phalanges of the several fingers are also indicative, the 1st and and of the thumb respectively, of the logical faculty and of the will; the 1st, and and 3rd of the index finger, of materialism, law and order, idealism; those of the middle finger, humanity, system, intelligence; of the ring finger, truth, economy, energy; and of the little finger, goodness, prudence, reflectiveness.

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  • The swelling of the mountain of Venus is simply the indication of the size of the muscles of the ball of the thumb, and can be increased by their exercise.

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  • A ferret's hold on its quarry is as obstinate as that of a bulldog, but can easily be broken by a strong pressure of the thumb just above the eyes.

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  • 432) relates how the head of the family arose at midnight, and with feet unfettered by shoon or sandals, and with washen hands traversed his house beckoning against the ghosts with fingers joined to thumb.

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  • and it is remarkable for the great thickness of its muscular walls, which gives it the feeling of a piece of whipcord when rolled between the finger and thumb.

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  • The Javan Pithechirus has the thumb opposable, while the Papuan Chiruromys has the tip of the tail naked above and prehensile.

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  • All the Bathyergidae are African, and adapted to a burrowing life, having minute ears and eyes, a short tail and the thumb armed with a large claw.

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  • This point of view was carried to extremes by those who discarded all real study, and based their treatment on rules of thumb.

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  • he amputated his thumb in order to.

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  • Many of the smaller, useless shoots are rubbed out altogether; the best are allowed to grow perhaps a foot or more in length, and then either have the tips pinched out with the finger and thumb, or the ends may be cracked or broken, and allowed to hang down, but are not detached completely.

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  • Weighis and Measures.The metrical system of weights and measures is in official but not in popular use, except in the foreign quarters of Cairo, Alexandria, &c. The most common Egyptian measures are the fitr, or space measured by the extension of the thumb and first finger; the shibr, or span; and the cubit (of three kinds 224, 25 and 263/4 in.).

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  • The explanation of the fact may partly be that the mechanical and other discoveries of the most ingenious minds among them, when not in constant requisition by later generations, were misunderstood or forgotten, and even in other cases were preserved only as rules of thumb by the craftsmen and experts, who would jealously hide them as secrets of trade.

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  • plete, likewise free, finger; the shortened thumb with 2, the index with 3, the third with 4 phalanges; each finger with a curved claw.

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  • In the first of these, which consists of one principal ridge with several lateral spurs, overlooking Port Louis, are the singular peak of the Pouce (2650 ft.), so called from its supposed resemblance to the human thumb; and the still loftier Pieter Botte (2685 ft.), a tall obelisk of bare rock, crowned with a globular mass of stone.

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  • The dwarf form known as Tom Thumb (T.

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  • So also if Kaf corresponds to the Babylonian Kappu, " hollow-hand," the Sabaean form which Hommel5 interprets as the outline of the hand with the fingers turned in and the thumb raised is a better pictograph than the various meaningless forms of k (&c.).

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  • Again and again it has been proved that the human great toe can be by constant practice used as a thumb; artists exist who have painted pictures grasping the brush with their toes, and violinists have been known to play their instruments in the same manner.

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  • Haeckel calls attention to the fact that a baby can hold a spoon with the big-toe as with a thumb.

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  • In Malwa a flat scraper is employed, a small piece of cotton soaked in linseed oil being attached to the upper part of the blade, and used for smearing the thumb and edge of the scraper to prevent adhesion of the juice; sometimes water is used instead of oil, but both practices injure the quality of the product.

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  • The irregular outline of the lake has been compared to the roughly drawn hand, palm at the S., thumb (exaggerated in breadth) pointing N.E., and the fingers (crowded together and drawn too small) reaching N.

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  • The lake is of interest for its generally mountainous surroundings, save to the N.W., where it skirts the Great Salt Lake Desert, for the mountainous peninsula, the Promontory, lying between thumb and fingers of the hand, shaped like and resembling in geological structure the two islands S.

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  • The hand of the gorilla corresponds essentially as to bones and muscles with that of man, but is clumsier and heavier; its thumb is " opposable " like a human thumb, that is, it can easily meet with its extremity the extremities of the other fingers, thus possessing a character which does much to make the human hand so admirable an instrument; but the gorilla's thumb is proportionately shorter than man's.

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  • In characters of such importance as the structure of the hand and foot, the lower apes diverge extremely from the gorilla; thus the thumb ceases to be opposable in the American monkeys, and in the marmosets is directed forwards, and armed with a curved claw like the other digits, the great toe in these latter being insignificant in proportion.

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  • " taking the thumb," means 6; Greenlandish arfersanek-pingasut, i.e.

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  • (j) They received the sign of the cross on the brow; the bishop usually dipped his thumb in the chrism and said: " In name of Father, Son and Holy Ghost, peace be with thee."

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  • With regard to the evolution of marsupials and placentals, it has been pointed out that the majority of modern marsupials exhibit in the structure of their feet traces of the former opposability of the thumb and great toe to the other digits; and it has accordingly been argued that all marsupials are descended from arboreal ancestors.

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  • His thumb jerked back to acknowledge Nick for the first time.

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  • He offered his bloodied thumb.

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  • Agitated, she bit her thumb.

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  • It was the size of her thumb and filled with blood.

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  • He placed the bloody thumb to her lips.

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  • She sucked his blood clean from his thumb.

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  • He kissed her before pressing his bloody thumb to her mouth.

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  • He looked up and saw her thumb turning crimson with blood.

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  • Before he could protest further, she leaned over and wiped her thumb on his lower lip, leaving a smear of blood.

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  • Brady pushed chunks of body parts blown out of the minefield and knelt to retrieve a thumb keypad.

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  • His lips caressed hers and the hand began its assent again, the thumb catching under the suit, lifting it to expose the bottom of her breast.

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  • He pushed it up farther, thumb moving gently over the bruise forming from where Jonny grabbed her.

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  • apron strings, or husbands under the thumb?

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  • Blood samples can be taken from sites such as the forearm, the upper arm, the upper arm, thigh and the base of the thumb.

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  • armpit level, measured to the notch in the handle, where your thumb rests.

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  • artificial sweeteners feel like a sore thumb to me.

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  • Can also be distinguished from the brown long-eared bat by the length of the thumb.

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  • My only consolation is the piece of thumb still stuck between my teeth.

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  • MORE » Tom Thumb This pleasant retelling of the traditional tale is surrounded by the outpourings of a visual cornucopia.

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  • Modern finger cymbals are played with a cymbal on each middle finger and thumb.

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  • As with cafetiere coffee, the golden rule of thumb here is a rounded dessertspoon, or seven grams, per cup.

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  • dislocated thumb, but pluckily kept going, even tho he finished near the back of the fleet.

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  • fast forwards let viewers thumb their noses at program schedules and, even worse, fast-forward past commercials.

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  • Push with your thumb to go up a gear, push with your index finger to go down.

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  • The mirror frame is hung between two scratch stock, tapered supports with adjustable, brass thumb side screws and brass bell finials.

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  • fleshy part at the base of the thumb.

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  • The active hand was a fist with an extended thumb, and the passive hand was a fist with an extended forefinger.

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  • position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand.

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  • It is played glissando, mainly on the upper string but with some heterophony from the thumb on the lower string.

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  • If you don't have a green thumb, try silk plants and trees.

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  • Made from top quality Connolly black leather handsewn over a natural rubber handgrip, with each spoke having an integral soft padded thumb grip.

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  • Bron notices the way a friend rubs a thumb in the hollow of his wrist and Kelly sees initials carved on a pencil case.

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  • I had my thumb out, ready for the indelible ink.

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  • A rule of thumb is that the whole system is likely to cost about £ 1000 per installed kilowatt.

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  • The Thumb Tip is commonly used by amateur magicians.

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  • memory sticks, aka thumb drives.

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  • moisten edges with water, fold over and press edges together thumb and finger.

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  • mummymy's boys tied to the apron, or house husbands under the thumb?

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  • One had an infant bird in it that was no bigger then a thumb nail!

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  • Namely, the thumb nub doesn't work all that well. #2.

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  • opposable thumb, knows many words of French, can drive a car.

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  • The base of the thumb joint also is commonly affected by osteoarthritis.

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  • panda's thumb.

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  • The wrist bone of a giant panda 's front paws is enlarged to form a ' false ' thumb.

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  • Perform rotational movements and downward pressure over this quadrant while keeping the patella stabilized with the non-dominant index finger and thumb.

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  • phalanx of thumb 20 Amputation cases - lower limbs 18.

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  • These will include the Ugandan thumb piano and xylophone as well as West and East African drumming and dancing.

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  • thumb pistons: 3 to Great & Pedal; 3 to Swell.

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  • Carole's role's rule of thumb is that any month containing the letter ' r ' is fine for planting bare rooted plants.

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  • rule of thumb.

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  • I would have preferred it if the screws were thumb screws or at least slightly bigger screws as these ones are tiny.

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  • sew side seam down to thumb.

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  • sore thumb at a fancy dress party!

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  • manual sphygmomanometer with an easy to read liquid crystal display Very robust User adjustable deflation using thumb wheel.

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  • She was given a thumb spica plaster after closed reduction of the dislocation.

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  • A quick spool release thumb bar and variable braking system comes as standard, as do star drag and aluminum spool.

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  • I wasn't so much cutting as scratching I started with a thumb tack and moved to safety pins.

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  • The string is wound once around the billet and held taut by the thumb inserted in the looped end.

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  • thenar muscle at the base of the thumb atrophies, and strength is lost.

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  • The Razor E300 electric scooter comes with a powerful 300 watt motor and also uses a twist thumb throttle to adjust the speed.

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  • Brian Welham suffered the dislocated thumb, but pluckily kept going, even tho he finished near the back of the fleet.

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  • You owe the Oracle a can opener that doesn't require an opposable thumb.

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  • They would stand out like a sore thumb at a fancy dress party!

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  • For example, I touch my left thumb to my little finger.

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  • thumb nail!

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  • thumb screws.

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  • thumb pistons: 2 to Great, 2 to Swell.

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  • thumb tack and moved to safety pins.

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  • thumb piano and xylophone as well as West and East African drumming and dancing.

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  • thumb hook.

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  • thumb through, it's a lovely looking insight into the models design origins and development history.

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  • thumb with a hammer when great aunt Edith is in the room what do you say?

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  • Bass: marimbula (African thumb piano) and botíja (a ceramic oil jug ).

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  • whimsical new sets include Nail Biters, thumb and index finger puppets Sallie and Eddie, Merryonettes and Mutt Puppets colorful dogs.

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  • The purpose of his paper was to show that if the axis, by which the observer imparts motion to the slide on which the travelling web is mounted, is provided with two disks at its extremities, so that the observer can use the thumb and finger of both hands in rotating it, there is no difficulty, after a little practice, in keeping the web constantly bisecting the star in transit, and that with a little practice the mean of the absolute errors in following the star becomes nearly zero.

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  • The two joints of the thumb, for example, are homogenous throughout the whole series of the pentadactylate, or five-fingered animals, from the most primitive amphibian to man.

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  • Squirrels of this and the' other arboreal groups have the bodily form slender and agile, the tail long and bushy, the ears well developed, pointed and often tufted; the feet adapted for 1 ' climbing, the anterior pair with four toes and a rudimentary thumb, and the posterior pair with five toes, all the toes having long, curved and short-pointed claws (see Squirrel).

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  • Then the priest invites those present to approach and, dipping his thumb in the ashes, marks them as they kneel with the sign of the cross on the forehead (or in the case of clerics on the place of tonsure), with the words: Memento, homo, quia pulvis es et in pulverem reverteris (Remember, man, that thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return).

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  • and iv.; on metre, &c., Hartel's Homerische Studien (i.-iii., Vienna); Knos, De digammo Homerico quaestiones (Upsala, 1872-1873-1878); Thumb, Zur Geschichte des griech.

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  • Carole 's rule of thumb is that any month containing the letter ' r ' is fine for planting bare rooted plants.

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  • Press the thumb on the pieces, arranged on a plate with sesame seeds, to give them the shape of rose petals.

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  • An average of three hundred words is a good rule of thumb.

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  • A rule of thumb might be spirit magic has a target number of 5 per point while rune magic requires 8 per point.

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  • Draw up tight, sew side seam down to thumb.

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  • In an effort to clear the pain his thumb and forefinger pinched the bridge of his nose, and she shrieked again.

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  • They would stand out like a sore thumb at a fancy dress party !

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  • Manual sphygmomanometer with an easy to read liquid crystal display Very robust User adjustable deflation using thumb wheel.

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  • I was n't so much cutting as scratching I started with a thumb tack and moved to safety pins.

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  • It has the usual adjustable thumb rest and the metal tenon rings are part silver and part gold.

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  • In advanced cases, the thenar muscle at the base of the thumb atrophies, and strength is lost.

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  • You owe the Oracle a can opener that does n't require an opposable thumb.

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  • No hefty pump arms, slim, sleek and stripped with just two thumb screws.

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  • Combination thumb pistons: 2 to Great, 2 to Swell.

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  • Sharp-eyed players might notice something slightly unusual about the thumb hook.

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  • With 275 mostly color photographs to thumb through, it 's a lovely looking insight into the models design origins and development history.

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  • If you hit your thumb with a hammer when great aunt Edith is in the room what do you say?

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  • Bass: marimbula (African thumb piano) and botíja (a ceramic oil jug).

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  • While you will be judged-the marketplace will give you a thumb's up or thumb's down-it shouldn't stop you from releasing your product on a timely basis.

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  • A basic rule of thumb is that women who are at a normal weight with a healthy body mass index need to shoot for between twenty-five to thirty-five pounds.

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  • A good rule of thumb is to invite as many children as the age of the birthday child.

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  • A good rule of thumb is that if you can pass a soda can between the slats, they're too far apart.

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  • In both cases, a few rules of thumb apply; most cards are cute or sentimental and include pictures or words of wisdom that lend themselves to the baby theme.

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  • Just remember this simple rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy it.

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  • A basic rule of thumb is: if it smells good, looks good, with a firm body and pure green leaves, the veggie is a good choice.

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  • If your thumb can press in the sole of a boot, then the boot is not going to stand up very long to the various terrains you'll be taking it over.

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  • Have you always dreamed of having an immaculate and well-sculpted garden, but lack something in the green thumb department?

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  • A trackball is often attached to the side of the mouse where your thumb rests.

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  • By spinning the ball with your thumb, you can move the pointer on your computer desktop just as you normally would by moving the mouse itself.

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  • With each pair of shoes you try on, press your thumb into the space between your big toe and the tip of the shoe.

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  • If your thumb fits comfortably in that space, then the shoes are a good fit.

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  • Make sure you can fit your thumb between the tip of the shoe and your longest toe when trying the shoe on.

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  • A good rule of thumb is to purchase a camera with the highest number of megapixels you can afford.

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  • The rule of thumb would be something around 8 1/4 or 8 3/8 inches.

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  • The brick-and-mortar stores have online counterparts, but a good rule of thumb is that if the actual store is out of stock, then there is a 99 percent chance the online version is also out of stock.

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  • Plant the seed or seeds in the dirt and press them into the soil with your thumb.

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  • You can also purchase gift certificates on the site, perhaps for someone in the family who has a green thumb.

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  • A good rule of thumb is if the amount is under $150 and that person is a close friend or family member, then forgiving the entire amount is perfectly acceptable.

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  • If you hold the paw between your thumb and forefinger and gently press on a toe, this forces the retracted claw to extend.

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  • You can find anything from a plastic glove with finger brushes on the thumb and forefinger (my personal favorite), to a regular toothbrush, to a toothbrush you can put on your finger.

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  • Since you will receive conflicting advice between veterinarians, breeders and pet supply store associates, it is important to have a few rules of thumb in mind when choosing a food for your cat.

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  • If you enjoy planting in your garden, you can also use your green thumb to ward off cats.

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  • The general rule of thumb for careful pet owners follows that: if it is not safe for humans, it is not safe for cats.

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  • After reading Bye, Bye Big Bad Bullybug, by Ed Emberly, let students create their own thumb print bugs.

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  • Writers have a thumb on the heart of the book industry.

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  • A good rule of thumb is to keep three months worth of expenses as an emergency savings.

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  • A good rule of thumb is to not exceed 25 percent of your card limit.

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  • The family pet stays at home, as do space heaters, cooking appliances, toaster ovens and candles; as a rule of thumb, remember the only thing burning in your room should be the midnight oil.

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  • As a general rule of thumb, stay away from scented candles or strongly scented flowers - they detract from the taste of your food.

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  • A general rule of thumb is four parts glaze to one part paint, but you can adjust that to get the richness and depth you desire.

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  • In a resale market, the general rule of thumb is that tiled bathrooms are in and never decrease in value.

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  • You may want to thumb through kitchen idea magazines or visit kitchen design websites to help you narrow down the multitude of design choices.

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  • Even if that's your taste, you want to appeal to the largest number of people possible, and the majority won't want a home that sticks out like a sore thumb.

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  • If you don't have a green thumb, or adequate natural lighting in your master bedroom, you can get artificial plants or trees.

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  • The general rule of thumb for eye shadow is use three complementary shades that look best with your skin coloring.

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  • As a general rule of thumb, it is always safe to use neutrals for the basic colors in any makeup regimen, no matter what your skin tone is.

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  • Instead of a brush, it is applied with a hand-held disk which is operated with the thumb.

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  • The rule of thumb is, the more dark makeup you apply around your eyes, the greater the minimizing effect.

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  • However, as a general rule of thumb, mineral makeup may be used on basically all skin types.

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  • Another rule of thumb is to never divide the frame exactly in half, either vertically or horizontally.

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  • The rule of thumb for shooting with natural light is to try to shoot in the magic hours right around dawn and dusk.

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  • A good rule of thumb is to allow twoand-a-half to three feet of backdrop space for each subject.

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  • While there are general rules of thumb regarding night photography techniques, it's good to experiment to learn the pros and cons of each.

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  • If when pinched between your thumb and index finger the muscle part of the meat feels fleshy, it still needs another minute or so in the broiler.

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  • A good rule of thumb is to allow 12-15 minutes per pound for a rare roast and 15-18 minutes for a medium rare roast.

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  • Where the level punch requires thumb strength to press the handle and create the shape, the squeeze punch requires you to squeeze two handles together to cut the shape.

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  • Crafters love the small Paper Shapers "thumb punch" because it's easier and less painful to use than a traditional hand punch.

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  • Mount Potts uses the Two Thumb and Cloudy Peak ranges, which are the highest heli skiing mountains in New Zealand.

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  • Find the soft fleshy area of your hand where your index finger and thumb meet.

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  • Another rule of thumb is to match one section of your outfit to your hair color.

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  • Grasp the tape between your thumb and index finger and hold it taunt across the fullest part of your bust.

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  • General rule of thumb: loyalty to girlfriends first.

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  • There are many different popular designs from which to choose and a few rules of thumb to keep in mind.

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  • Of course there are various kinds of vegetarians, but the rule of thumb is that they don't eat anything with a face.

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  • A good rule of thumb is to look at a minimum of three proposals for each service provider.

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  • However, one general rule of thumb regarding wedding toasts is to maintain a certain level of appropriateness.

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  • For those who don't have a green thumb or the time to make a bamboo favor, many wedding companies now sell the lucky bamboo favors, and select retailers may offer small or dwarf varieties as favors as well.

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  • A good rule of thumb is that most edible decorations can be kept for up to two weeks; less for those that have perishable ingredients.

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  • For those who don't have a green thumb or the time to make a bamboo favor, many wedding companies now sell the Lucky Bamboo favors, and select retailers may offer small or dwarf varieties as favors as well.

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  • A general rule of thumb taught in writing classes is that traditional paragraphs should have five sentences.

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  • Gardening organizers are nice for the couple with a green thumb.

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  • A good rule of thumb is to figure out the details well in advance so that you'll have back-up plans in place in case something goes wrong with your cake.

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  • If you have a green thumb and several months to plan ahead, and if exotic orchids are in your wedding plans, consider growing your own in your home.

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  • When it comes to naming certain animals, sometimes there is a rule of thumb to follow if you want good luck.

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  • A good rule of thumb is to be sure to wash your and your children's hands every time you touch your puppy or dog and especially after cleaning up his waste.

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  • The general rule of thumb is that it is just not safe for our dogs to hang a full head all the way out a car or truck window.

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  • Tom Thumb Dahlias - This is a very dwarf race, the plants forming little bushes, but they are not satisfactory, as they appear not to bloom with great freedom, whilst the growth does not retain its true dwarf character.

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  • Its chief varieties are-papilionaceus (purple spotted), Priesti (white), atro-purpureus (deep purple with dark eye), and Tom Thumb (a dwarf compact variety).

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  • The principal kinds are-Album, white; imperiale, dark violet-purple; plenissimum, dark purple, double; superbissimum, double, globe-flowered; and Tom Thumb, a compact dwarf variety.

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  • A good rule of thumb is that seeds should be at a depth of three to four times the diameter of the seeds.Using you spray bottle or mister, moisten the soil.

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  • They're not particularly fussy and are generally easy to grow, so even if you have a brown thumb, you may want to give growing hydrangeas a chance.

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  • With a bit of research and patience, your green thumb can shine, even in the normally bleak winter landscape.

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  • Now that you have learned how to protect plants from frost, don't let the extra preparation required prevent you from using your green thumb to the fullest.

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  • To do this, take each string individually between your thumb and forefinger and pull them away from the fretboard five or six times.

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  • For the casual player, it is probably a good rule of thumb to change your strings every few months.

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  • The bar is held between the thumb and the third finger and the index finger rests across the top of the bar to help guide it across the strings.

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  • A general rule of thumb for guitars is that smaller-bodied guitars are better for fingerpicking, and larger-bodied guitars are better for strumming.

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  • Generally you pluck the lowest string with your thumb and the three highest strings with three of your fingers.

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  • A good rule of thumb is to divide the cost of guards by the number of years you expect to remain in your home.

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  • A common rule of thumb is to have two sheet sets for every bed in your home and two towel sets for the maximum human capacity of your home.

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  • However, a few rules of thumb can help you choose the most practical updates for your home.

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  • Jewelry by Anixi: Silver rings with gems in unique designs for men and women, including thumb rings, nail rings, and stacking rings.

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  • A good rule of thumb for measuring the right size for a bracelet is that the wrist should be between one-half to one inch smaller in circumference than the bracelet.

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  • A general rule of thumb that works when putting together a look that's dressy, but still casual, is to pair one dressier piece with a less dressy one.

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  • As a general rule of thumb, pants should fall low enough that your socks aren't visible when you walk, but not so low that you trip on your feet!

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  • While tall men are typically advised to wear shirts, jackets and blazers that are at least hip length, the same rule of thumb does not apply to dress vests.

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  • The rule of thumb used by most sartorial experts is a man's socks should always match his trouser color.

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  • Safeway/Tom Thumb stores in Texas often do this on Tuesday mornings.

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  • For more information, check out his book, No Green Thumb Required and visit his website, InstantOrganicGarden to learn how to have a productive, simple organic garden of your own.

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  • If you're unsure which variety you prefer, take a leaf from the plant and rub it between your index finger and thumb to release the oils and give you an idea of the scent.

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  • A good rule of thumb is, if you think you need a jacket or sweatshirt, then bring it just in case.

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  • A rule of thumb to follow is to make sure shorts cover the widest part of your thigh.

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  • The rule of thumb is just because an item of clothing is available in your size doesn't mean you should wear it.

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  • If you are still uncertain, as a general rule of thumb, formal dresses or evening separates are best for black tie or black tie-optional invitations, while dressy casual pant suits and outfits will work for informal occasions.

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  • As a good rule of thumb, if the practical joke ideas involve damaging something or leaving it permanently altered, you should avoid doing it.

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  • It is a good rule of thumb to never "force" your humor on someone else.

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  • As a general rule of thumb, you should always choose a style that is opposite your face shape.

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  • This is not a hard and fast rule, but if pressed for time, then this rule of thumb can be especially helpful.

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  • A good rule of thumb when choosing eyeglass frames is to select frames that contrast your facial features: if you have a large, round face, opt of angular or rectilinear frames.

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  • With your finger and thumb, slightly pinch the lens so you can lift it out of your eye.

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  • As a rule of thumb, you should wash your hands in warm, soapy water before touching your lenses.

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  • With your finger on the lens, gently use your thumb to help remove it completely from your eye.

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  • There are options, like a silver metal contact lens case, that mean you don't have to break up the theme of your bathroom counter with a piece of plastic on display that sticks out like a sore thumb against your serene decor.

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  • There is an analog stick and a directional pad on the left side and these are operated (one at a time, typically) with your left thumb.

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  • The 1 and 2 buttons are easily accessible with your right thumb, and you use them to brake and accelerate, respectively.

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  • To go even faster, you tap any direction on the d-pad (accessible with your left thumb) to initiate the "boost" or "turbo".

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  • Don't expect too much from this part of the game except thumb rest.

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  • On the nunchuk are an analog stick for the thumb and two buttons for the index finger.

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  • I found using my thumb on the analog stick to be the easiest control option, while my husband preferred actually placing the controller on the floor or his knee and using the analog stick in a joystick fashion.

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  • Using a stylus, the included thumb nub, other accessories (or even fingers), gamers have a whole new way to control the games they play.

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  • No more thumb cramps when you play Mario Kart DS.

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  • After many hours of play though, your right wrist and fingers were a little sore and cramped up from all the pressing your thumb did on the buttons and right finger on the trigger.

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  • That means you have to quickly get your thumb from the Big Button to one of the four buttons rather quickly.

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  • While this rule of thumb can help you select wines to go with certain foods, it doesn't mean you are doing something wrong if you pair a Chardonnay with a steak or a Cabernet Sauvignon with salmon.

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  • What a pain, and I'm lucky I didn't remove my thumb along with the obstinate seal.

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  • But that is not the rule of thumb by any means, but it is the most common path.

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  • Hold the base of the bottle with one hand and press upward with your thumb on the cork with your other hand.

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  • Also introduced in 1961 was a Kitten Doll that sucked her thumb.

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  • Personally, I'd say a general rule of thumb is to not immediately trust anyone with a feedback under 10, or with a percentage that is not in the mid to high 90s.

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  • As a general rule of thumb, if you have a music-capable cell phone, chances are it will also be able to play video files.

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  • Sliders have a top half that slides up with a push of the thumb.

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  • There are some ways around this, but that's the general rule of thumb.

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  • Thumb sucking is the childhood habit of putting the thumb in the mouth for comfort or to relieve stress.

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  • Thumb sucking appears to be a natural habit of children in all parts of the world.

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  • Sucking the thumb is soothing for a small child, and many children continue this habit for comfort and security into the early school years.

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  • Thumb sucking is most prevalent in children under two, and most children give up the habit on their own by age four.

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  • Thumb sucking by itself is not a cause or symptom of physical or psychological problems.

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  • Researchers speculate that boys receive stronger negative messages from parents and peers that thumb sucking is infantile and not acceptable.

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  • Thumb sucking offers security to a child, but this behavior does not imply that the child is insecure.

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  • Most children have some sort of self-comforting ritual that may involve sucking the thumb, fingers, or a pacifier, pulling or twisting their hair, or stroking or sucking a soft toy or blanket.

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  • Some nineteenth-century physicians feared a variety of consequences from thumb sucking, such as weak moral character, and earlier generations of parents were advised to break this habit forcibly.

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  • It was also considered necessary to shame and humiliate the thumb sucker.

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  • Modern doctors find few negative health effects of thumb sucking, even if prolonged, and parents are urged to let their children outgrow the habit on their own.

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  • Thumb sucking may be more of a problem for the parent than the child, if the parent is unsettled by the behavior.

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  • Weaning a young child from the habit before he or she is ready is usually difficult and may only prolong the thumb sucking.

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  • Thumb sucking is most common in children who are younger than two years old.

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  • Preschool children may begin to become embarrassed by their thumb sucking if the children with whom they interact do not suck their thumbs and make fun of them.

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  • Even when they have stopped thumb sucking during the day, children may continue it as part of a nighttime falling sleep ritual.

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  • If a school age child seems distressed about his or her thumb sucking, the parent may want to suggest ways in which they can work together to wean the child from the thumb.

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  • If the child does not want to give up thumb sucking, the dentist should be consulted to ensure that it is not doing any damage to the alignment of the teeth.

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  • There are a few cases where thumb sucking may become a problem.

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  • If a school-age child sucks his or her thumb and is teased by classmates, the child may wish to quit and need help either from parents or a counselor.

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  • Some dentists warn of misalignment of permanent teeth if a child of five or six sucks the thumb with a lot of pressure on the teeth.

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  • Not all dentists agree, however, that thumb sucking is harmful to tooth development.

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  • If a child's dentist sees evidence that thumb sucking is causing a particular problem, the child may need to be urged to quit.

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  • The child can be given a sticker or small reward for a day spent without thumb sucking.

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  • Parents can also help the child find something else to do with his or her hands when the child has the urge to suck the thumb.

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  • If a child has recently undergone any sort of trauma such as witnessing divorce, a pet's death, or family problems, treatment for thumb sucking should not be undertaken right away.

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  • Parents tend to be more concerned with thumb sucking than is actually warranted.

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  • If the child's teeth are becoming misaligned because of thumb sucking the dentist should be consulted.

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  • If the thumb sucking is combined with other problems such as anxiety a doctor should be consulted.

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  • The radius is on the thumb side of the forearm.

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  • This is an easy procedure that can be done in the office by supinating (externally rotating) the forearm (turning the thumb out with palm up), and then gently flexing the arm at the elbow (pushing the forearm up into the biceps).

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  • Radius-The bone of the forearm which joins the wrist on the same side as the thumb.

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  • They will sometimes revert to behaviors they had at a younger age, such as wetting the bed or thumb sucking.

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  • The rescuer makes a fist with one hand, and places it, thumb toward the child, below the rib cage and above the waist.

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  • Squeeze the inner ring with a thumb and middle finger.

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  • This stimulus results in a symmetrical extension of the infant's extremities while forming a C shape with the thumb and forefinger.

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  • For instance, the median nerve innervates the thumb, the first two fingers, half of the ring finger, and the part of the hand to which they connect.

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  • The swollen epiglottis has a characteristic appearance, called the "thumb sign."

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  • Initially, infants can only hold an object, such as a rattle, in their palm, wrapping their fingers (including the thumb) around it from one side.

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  • By the age of eight to 10 months, a finger grasp begins, but objects can only be gripped with all four fingers pushing against the thumb, which still makes it awkward to grab small objects.

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  • The development of the pincer grip-the ability to hold objects between the thumb and index finger-gives the infant a more sophisticated ability to grasp and manipulate objects and also to deliberately drop them.

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  • Palmar grasp-A young infant's primitive ability to hold an object in the palm by wrapping fingers and thumb around it from one side.

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  • Pincer grip-The ability to hold objects between thumb and index finger, which typically develops in infants between 12 and 15 months of age.

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  • Fingers each have three bones (phalanges); the thumb has two.

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