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A book containing references, alphabetically arranged, to the contents of a series or collection of documents or volumes; or a section (normally at the end) of a single volume or set of volumes containing such references to its contents.

Statistical indexes are also used to track or measure changes in the economy (for example, the Consumer Price Index) and movement in stock markets (for example, Standard & Poor's Index). Such indexes are usually keyed to a base year, month, or other period of comparison.

In mortgage financing, the term is used to determine adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) interest rates after the discount period ends. Common indexes for ARMs are one-year Treasury Securities and the national average cost of funds to savings and loan associations.

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class="MsoNormalspan xml:lang="EN-GBPerhaps they could use whatever trick they have for remembering to do that, and to also remember to look in the rear view mirror (eyeball roll) and indicate (index finger) a little bit in advance of the steering wheel part.
Troops were able to recover one M16 rifle and one M203 grenade launcher with an index finger believed to be that of a wounded NPA.
The shape of the grip is what determines how the gun fits the hand and where the barrel points in relationship to the index finger. This may sound obvious, but apparently it is not obvious to all gun makers or all gun owners.
I think that's because the index finger is more sensitive than the thumb, pinkie finger, or wrist.
Using your thumb to apply pressure to the underside of your cheekbones, pinch the flesh on top of the cheeks with your index finger. Then, still sustaining the pressure, glide your finger a little further along the bone and pinch again.
The index fingers release the ball and finish directly on line with the center's belt.
Nottingham [UK], July 19 ( ANI ): Left-handed England batsman Gary Ballance has been ruled out of the third Test of the ongoing four-match series against South Africa after fracturing his left index finger.
When I tested the theory on a fit colleague of mine, we discovered her ring finger was slightly shorter than her index finger. That means she ought to be bad at running, yet she regularly pounds the streets for up to seven miles.
The new coverage provides a benefit for loss of life, loss of limb(s), loss of thumb and index finger, and total and permanent loss of sight or hearing.
She recalls the harrowing accounts of a skier buried so tightly that he could move only an index finger and of the death of a close friend who, despite his familiarity with the dangers of avalanches, succumbed to one.
Award-winning journalist Cynthia Reynolds and hummingbird admirer and artist Catherine McClung present The Far-Flung Adventures of Homer the Hummer, a delightful picturebook following the adventures of a ruby-throated hummingbird (no bigger than a person's index finger!) and his long journey from the tropical rain forests of Costa Rica to an artist's garden in Michigan.