(n.) An itinerant licensed dealer in commodities used for food; a hawker; a huckster; -- formerly applied especially to one who bought grain in one place and sold it in another.
(n.) A carnivorous quadruped of the genus Meles or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and long claws on the fore feet. One species (M. vulgaris), called also brock, inhabits the north of Europe and Asia; another species (Taxidea Americana / Labradorica) inhabits the northern parts of North America. See Teledu.
(n.) A brush made of badgers' hair, used by artists.
(v. t.) To tease or annoy, as a badger when baited; to worry or irritate persistently.
(v. t.) To beat down; to cheapen; to barter; to bargain.
(n.) One of the five terminating members of the hand; a digit; esp., one of the four extermities of the hand, other than the thumb.
(n.) Anything that does work of a finger; as, the pointer of a clock, watch, or other registering machine; especially (Mech.) a small projecting rod, wire, or piece, which is brought into contact with an object to effect, direct, or restrain a motion.
(n.) The breadth of a finger, or the fourth part of the hand; a measure of nearly an inch; also, the length of finger, a measure in domestic use in the United States, of about four and a half inches or one eighth of a yard.
(n.) Skill in the use of the fingers, as in playing upon a musical instrument.
(v. i.) To use the fingers in playing on an instrument.
(v. t.) To touch with the fingers; to handle; to meddle with.
(v. t.) To touch lightly; to toy with.
(v. t.) To perform on an instrument of music.
(v. t.) To mark the notes of (a piece of music) so as to guide the fingers in playing.
(v. t.) To take thievishly; to pilfer; to purloin.