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Mercurial Finger

(The). The little finger.

The thumb, in chiromancy, we give to Venus,
The forefinger to Jove, the midst to Saturn,
The ring to Sol, the least to Mercury.

Ben Jonson: The Alchemist, i. 1.

If pointed it denotes eloquence, if square it denotes sound judgment.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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