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Fingers before Forks

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“This Vulcan was a smith, they tell us,

That first invented tongs and bellows;

For breath and fingers did their works

(Weʹd fingers long before weʹd forks).”


King Art of Love.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Fine-ear
Finetor
Fingal
Fingal’s Cave
Finger. (Anglo-Saxon, finger)
Finger and Glove
Finger in the Pie
Finger Benediction
Finger-stall
Fingers
Fingers before Forks
Fingers Ends
Fingered
Fingle-fangle (A)
Finished to the Finger-nail
Finny Tribe
Finsbury (London)
Fion
Fir-cone
Fir-tree (The)
Fire. (Anglo-Saxon, fyr; Greek, pur.)