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pollex

  

      n   pl   , -lices   the first digit of the forelimb of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, such as the thumb of man and other primates  
     (C19: from Latin: thumb, big toe)  
  pollical      adj  
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thumb  
      n  
1    the first and usually shortest and thickest of the digits of the hand, composed of two short bones,   (Technical name)    pollex             Related adj       pollical  
2    the corresponding digit in other vertebrates  
3    the part of a glove shaped to fit the thumb  
4      (Architect)      another name for       ovolo  
5    all thumbs   clumsy  
6    thumbs down   an indication of refusal, disapproval, or negation  
he gave the thumbs down on our proposal     
7    thumbs up   an indication of encouragement, approval, or acceptance  
8    under someone's thumb   at someone's mercy or command  
      vb  
9    tr   to touch, mark, or move with the thumb  
10    to attempt to obtain (a lift or ride) by signalling with the thumb  
11    when intr, often foll by: through   to flip the pages of (a book, magazine, etc.) perfunctorily in order to glance at the contents  
12    thumb one's nose at   to deride or mock, esp. by placing the thumb on the nose with fingers extended  
     (Old English thuma; related to Old Saxon thuma, Old High German thumo, Old Norse thumall thumb of a glove, Latin tumere to swell)  
  thumbless      adj  
  thumblike      adj  


pollex         
      n   pl   , -lices   the first digit of the forelimb of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, such as the thumb of man and other primates  
     (C19: from Latin: thumb, big toe)  
  pollical      adj  

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poll, pollen, Polled, Pollux

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