Definition of Fingans
1. fingan [n] - See also: fingan
Lexicographical Neighbors of Fingans
Literary usage of Fingans
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1860)
"They drink aa astonishing quantity of coffee, and in cups at least three times the size of the ordinary fingans used in Syria. Whenever the coffee-kettle is ..."
2. An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians by Edward William Lane (1871)
"... and never milk or cream; but a little cardamom-seed2 is often added to it. It is a common 1 In a full service there are ten fingans and ..."
3. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1861)
"... the Greek willingly invented the fairest tales about harems, houris, eunuchs, rose-colored tobs, fingans of coffee, fountains, gazelle eyes ; that ugly ..."
4. My Winter on the Nile by Charles Dudley Warner (1880)
"An attendant (and the servants were in keeping with the premises) brought in fingans of coffee. The servant presents the cup in his right hand, ..."