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Green fingers   /grin fˈɪŋgərz/   Listen
Green fingers

noun
1.
A special ability to make plants grow.  Synonym: green thumb.






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"Green fingers" Quotes from Famous Books



... pear-trees unrebuked lift their green fingers to the sky; Their lower boughs are crossed like arms of templars in long stony sleep. Their arms are crossed as though the wind, returning from wild war on high, Had touched them with an angry breath, or whispered from his ...
— Poems New and Old • John Freeman

... get on! at every step the children might have found out where Downy was, if they had only taken the trouble to listen. The old Drake quacked to them in his loudest tones: "down by the brook! down by the brook! stupid creatures! down by the brook!" the fir-trees on the lawn pointed their long green fingers towards the brook. The birds sang, the dogs barked, the leaves whispered, the hens cackled, and each and all said the same thing, over and over again! "Down by the brook! down by the brook!" and so the whole family looked on the beach, and in the orchard, and up and down the road, and ...
— Five Mice in a Mouse-trap - by the Man in the Moon. • Laura E. Richards



Words linked to "Green fingers" :   strength, forte, long suit, strong suit, specialty, metier, speciality, green thumb, strong point



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