I was thinking of the sense of rolling a grain of sand between my thumb and index finger, of feeling this grain of sand. Then I thought it would be a great way to teach a child the meaning of the word “nit.” You give him a grain of sand, press it between his thumb and index finger, and tell him, “Here’s what a nit is.” And then he’d probably always remember the meaning of “nit.”

Or he could look it up in the online Webster’s, and find out that it means “…the egg of a louse or other parasitic insect; also: the insect itself when young.”

Your fingers, especially your thumb, have lots of nerves in order to feel a grain of sand the way they do.



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