• Naturally, the trigger is reserved for the index finger.

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  • Andy Grove noticed an occasional tremor in the index finger of his right hand. it was 1999, when Grove was 63 and had just stepped down as the chief executive of chipmaker Intel.

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  • With a virtual 6 x 9 inch color VGA display, a small joy stick and mouse buttons operable by the index finger when using the phone during a conversation the StarTac phone provided the ability to viewed shared subject matter, photos or documents while talking, 15 years ago.

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  • They worked out the ratio of the length of the index finger to the length of the ring finger for each child, and compared it with those of 34 of the children's healthy siblings, 88 of their fathers, 88 of their mothers, and a number of unrelated controls that were matched for sex and age.

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  • When the phone is closed and held horizontally like a camera, there is a shutter button on the side which will fall right under the right index finger.

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  • The contact in a good handshake should be the web of skin between the thumb and index finger.

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  • The boy stuck out his index finger and motioned to one of the men.

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  • When I was small, I would sit on his lap, staring at the stump of his left index finger, rounded and smooth, the top two knuckles so cleanly severed it seemed he'd been born without them.

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  • Whenever Father acquired a new book on our country—the country my parents had fled, the country I had never seen, yet continued to think of as my own—he would immediately finger the index pages.

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  • The newer, thinner Kindle seems more interested in wowing customers with its iPod-like exterior than in comfortably filling the space between an index finger and a thumb.

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  • When you perform certain gestures with your hand--such as touching your thumb to your index finger in the "okay" sign--there are electrical signals associated with that gesture that pass through the nerves in your upper arm as they carry commands from your brain to your hand.

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  • The main control surface is wide enough, in fact, that we could comfortably put three fingers on the top of the mouse, using the middle to control the mouse wheel and DPI sensitivity adjustment rocker (a nice touch in and of itself) without ever moving our index and ring finger from the all-important trigger buttons.

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  • Philippe Sollers is in the kitchen, leaning on the edge of the sink, and blood is dripping from his right index finger.

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  • And as soon as it was over, I would just take my index finger, raise it up, hit the button, and it will play again.

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  • To sign up, you take a personality test that Fisher designed, which asks you questions about everything from feelings about following rules to your understanding of complex machinery and the length of your ring finger, relative to your index finger.

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