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Monday 6 June 2022

Spot the Frippet: finger.

 Well, there couldn't be an easier spot than this, so how about being a bit original?

Gloves have fingers, and so do monkeys:

squirrel monkey, photo by Adrian Pingstone

and so, surprisingly, do fish:

Spirits come in fingers, too:

image: Vincent Le Moygn

not that kind of spirit!

By Benjamin Thompson - Own work, CC BY 3.0,

that's better.

you might see a finger of land stretching out to sea, or a fingerboard on a stringed instrument:

photo Dmbruley

or a fingerpost to show you the way, or a fingerling, which is a very small fish. 

If it's a very unlucky very small fish, you might even see it at a finger buffet, too.

Spot the Frippet: finger. This word hasn't changed for over a thousand years. It's related to the words five and fist.

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