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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fin.
 
The hand. A contraction of finger. Thus we say, “Give us your fin”—i.e. shake hands. The derivation from a fish’s fin is good only for a joke.   1
 


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