Definition of prehensile:
grasping, site, function, intelligent, pectoral, acquisitive, avid, anterior, avaricious, devouring, cervical, esurient, covetous, envious, open, posterior, region, jealous, hyperactive, greedy, grabby.
Next day- you had improved, no doubt- I took you in my arms and thought well of you, especially your little hands that were very prehensile, and your little feet turned in, with rosy toes and little pink nails like shiny gems; and I was complimented by Mrs. Jones on the skill with which I dandled you.- "The Martian", George Du Maurier.
The gentlefolk are derived from business; the gentleman represents a filial generation of the businessman; and if the class typically is gifted with any peculiar hereditary traits, therefore, they should presumably be such as typically mark the successful businessman- astute, prehensile, unscrupulous.- "An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation", Thorstein Veblen.
- "Long Odds", Harold Bindloss.