Definition of Fingan

1. a small cup without a handle [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fingan

finesser
finessers
finesses
finessing
finest
finetune
finetuned
finetunes
finetuning
finew
finfish
finfishes
finfolk
finfoot
finfoots
fingan (current term)
fingans
finger's breadth
finger-flower
finger-fumbler
finger-fumblers
finger-lickin' good
finger-nose test
finger-paint
finger-painted
finger-painting
finger-paints
finger-pointing
finger-roll

Literary usage of Fingan

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1. An Historical and Statistical Account of the Isle of Man, from the Earliest by Joseph Train (1845)
"... went to the mountains to catch deer and sheep for Christmas, and in the evenings always kindled a large fire on the top of every fingan or cliff". ..."

2. An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians by Edward William Lane (1871)
"... and often another fingan and zarf of a superior kind for the master of the house, or for a distinguished guest. In the cut above, the coffee-pot ..."

3. Nile Notes of a Howadji by George William Curtis (1852)
"Yet it must be sipped from the fingan poised in the delicate zarf. The fingan is a small blue and gold cup, or of, any color, of an egg's caliber, ..."

4. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1885)
"Don't forget a big turf for fingan Eve, Joe Kinvig,' she said, and then hobbled off. ... Joe, however, thought but little of fingan (St. Thomas's) Eve, ..."

5. The Folk-lore of the Isle of Man: Being an Account of Its Myths, Legends by Arthur William Moore (1891)
"... feast-day," St. fingan, or Finnian, was the first of the great Irish scholars, being especially devoted to the study and exposition of Scripture. ..."

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