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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Index  \In"dex\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Indexes},  L.  {Indices}(?).  [L.:  cf 
  F.  index.  See  {Indicate},  {Diction}.] 
  1.  That  which  points  out  that  which  shows,  indicates, 
  manifests,  or  discloses. 
 
  Tastes  are  the  indexes  of  the  different  qualities  of 
  plants.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  2.  That  which  guides,  points  out  informs,  or  directs;  a 
  pointer  or  a  hand  that  directs  to  anything  as  the  hand  of 
  a  watch,  a  movable  finger  on  a  gauge,  scale,  or  other 
  graduated  instrument.  In  printing,  a  sign  [[hand]]  used  to 
  direct  particular  attention  to  a  note  or  paragraph;  -- 
  called  also  {fist}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fist  \Fist\,  n.  [OE.  fist,  fust,  AS  f?st;  akin  to  D.  vuist, 
  OHG.  f?st,  G.  faust,  and  prob.  to  L.  pugnus,  Gr  ?  fist,  ? 
  with  the  fist.  Cf  {Pugnacious},  {Pigmy}.] 
  1.  The  hand  with  the  fingers  doubled  into  the  palm;  the 
  closed  hand,  especially  as  clinched  tightly  for  the 
  purpose  of  striking  a  blow. 
 
  Who  grasp  the  earth  and  heaven  with  my  fist. 
  --Herbert. 
 
  2.  The  talons  of  a  bird  of  prey.  [Obs.] 
 
  More  light  than  culver  in  the  falcon's  fist. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  (print.)  the  index  mark  [[hand]],  used  to  direct  special 
  attention  to  the  passage  which  follows. 
 
  {Hand  over  fist}  (Naut.),  rapidly;  hand  over  hand. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fist  \Fist\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fisted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fisting}.] 
  1.  To  strike  with  the  fist.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  gripe  with  the  fist.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fist 
  n  :  a  hand  with  the  fingers  clenched  in  the  palm  (as  for 
  hitting)  [syn:  {clenched  fist}] 




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