Charles had said as he fingered his throat, which was patched with black and blue.
He fingered the strand on Young Pine's neck, making signs of friendship.
Josie fingered the contents of her purse expectantly, but Duncan hung in the wind.
The braided one fingered indecisively the broad brim of a gray sombrero.
As he fingered the instrument his hands seemed to have become all eyes.
He fingered the band on the stovepipe as if he saw it for the first time.
She got up, so that she was on her knees, and fingered the lapels of his coat.
He fingered his snowy stock, and bent upon her eyes of glowing adoration.
The Italian fingered his tattered hat, his eyes on the ground.
A humorous ballad is usually a thing to be fingered gingerly.