Definition of Fingans

1. fingan [n] - See also: fingan



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fingans

finessers
finesses
finessing
finest
finetune
finetuned
finetunes
finetuning
finew
finfish
finfishes
finfolk
finfoot
finfoots
fingan
fingans (current term)
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
finger-root

Literary usage of Fingans

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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, ..."

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