Auricular finger
Auricular Au*ric"u*lar ([add]*r[i^]k"[-u]*l[~e]r), a. [LL. auricularis: cf. F. auriculaire. See {Auricle}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the ear, or to the sense of hearing; as, auricular nerves. [1913 Webster]

2. Told in the ear, i. e., told privately; as, auricular confession to the priest. [1913 Webster]

This next chapter is a penitent confession of the king, and the strangest . . . that ever was auricular. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Recognized by the ear; known by the sense of hearing; as, auricular evidence. ``Auricular assurance.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Received by the ear; known by report. ``Auricular traditions.'' --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

5. (Anat.) Pertaining to the auricles of the heart. [1913 Webster]

{Auricular finger}, the little finger; so called because it can be readily introduced into the ear passage. [1913 Webster] ||


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • little finger — noun the outermost and smallest finger of the hand, next to the ring finger, farthest from the thumb Syn: auricular, digit V, ear finger, fifth digit, fourth finger, mercurial finger, pinkie, pinkie finger …   Wiktionary

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