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synonyms for pointers

  • arrow
  • dial
  • director
  • gauge
  • guide
  • hand
  • index
  • mark
  • needle
  • register
  • rod
  • signal
  • clue
  • tip-off
  • information
  • advice
  • tip
  • warning
  • caution
  • recommendation
  • steer
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How to use pointers in a sentence

Concealing themselves, they saw two men beating the ground on each side like pointers.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
He moved one of those pointers you see there, and squinted around at the different scales and dials, and then stepped back.
VANISHING POINTC.C. BECK
After harvest I have shot them before the pointers in turnip-fields.
THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE, VOL. 1GILBERT WHITE
At last she gat as she wadn't gang at all; she wad naither turn pointers nor strike.
YORKSHIRE ODDITIES, INCIDENTS AND STRANGE EVENTSS. BARING-GOULD
Inside, her occupants grimaced helplessly as they watched various instruments guide tiny pointers across calibrated faces.
TIGHT SQUEEZEDEAN CHARLES ING
Aaron, recalling pointers on Murnan etiquette he'd received at Georgetown, elaborately did not see the lady.
BLIND MAN'S LANTERNALLEN KIM LANG
Corny's eye, ever alert for "pointers" in "swell" behaviour, took them in with a sidelong glance.
SIXES AND SEVENSO. HENRY
Two others, with screened lights hoisted, were to act as pointers for the guidance of the fire-ships.
HOW BRITANNIA CAME TO RULE THE WAVESW.H.G. KINGSTON
He was a fluent talker, and if I had only been well up in the jargon, I could have got lots of pointers from him.
CRUISINGS IN THE CASCADESGEORGE O. SHIELDS
Blake could see the assistant engineers, with their eyes on the pointers that stood out against two white dials.
THE SHADOWARTHUR STRINGER
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