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fingernail

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Human
fingernailfin‧ger‧nail /ˈfɪŋɡəneɪl $ -ɡər-/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 hand.jpg HBHthe hard flat part that covers the top end of your finger syn nail
Examples from the Corpus
fingernailFielding knelt and ticked a fingernail against the sedimented glass of the fishtank.She turned her thumb- and fingernails in and pinched, probing for painful pulses between the bones.I could tell because she was nibbling her fingernails and then trying not to.He dug his fingernails into the raw itchiness along his part.He grew his fingernails long on the right hand, saying that made it easier to pluck the strings.Her long fingernails clacked against the rim of a champagne glass.Liz's fingernails were tingling, her nerves crawling with frustration.Stop biting your fingernails.
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