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 Finger Benediction.Fingers. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Finger-stall.
 
A hutkin, a cover for a sore finger. The Germans call a thimble a finger-hut, where hut is evidently the word hut or huth (a tending, keeping, or guarding), from the verb huten (to keep watch over). Our hutkin is simply a little cap for guarding a sore finger. Stall is the Saxon stœl (a place), whence our stall, a place for horses.   1
 


 Finger Benediction.Fingers. 

 
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