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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POINTERS

Heretofore, Khalid and Shakib have been inseparable as the Pointers.

The Great Bear is also to be remembered as the Pointers for another reason.

Get someone who knows something about it to give you pointers on running.

After harvest I have shot them before the pointers in turnip-fields.

One of the pointers, carried away by excitement, went up to him.

Page 386The following is a proof of the perfection to which pointers may be brought.

"Malloy told me to show you around the boat and give you some pointers," said Jones.

Every now and then we discover our watches are an hour slow, and we have to jump the pointers on.

"I guess I will hang around and pick up some pointers myself," said Bill.

I admit I did get a lot of pointers from you that helped me out wonderfully in the part.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "a tiler" (early 13c. as a surname), agent noun from point (v.). From c.1500 as "maker of needlepoint lace." From 1570s as "thing that points;" meaning "dog that stands rigid in the presence of game, facing the quarry" is recorded from 1717. Meaning "item of advice" first recorded 1883.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.