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Definition of Thimble

  • A kind of cap or cover, or sometimes a broad ring, for the end of the finger, used in sewing to protect the finger when pushing the needle through the material. It is usually made of metal, and has upon the outer surface numerous small pits to catch the head of the needle.
  • Any thimble-shaped appendage or fixure.
  • A tubular piece, generally a strut, through which a bolt or pin passes.
  • A fixed or movable ring, tube, or lining placed in a hole.
  • A tubular cone for expanding a flue; -- called ferrule in England.
  • A ring of thin metal formed with a grooved circumference so as to fit within an eye-spice, or the like, and protect it from chafing.
  • a small metal cap to protect the finger while sewing; can be used as a small container
  • as much as a thimble will hold

How to use thimble in a sentence. Thimble pronunciation.

Ostentatiously she drew from her finger a thimble, then advanced with head bent.
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Once Grandma Martin lost her thimble in the hair of one of the children, and their locks were curled so nearly alike that she never could remember on whose head she found the needle-pusher. "Do you think it will be safe to take Ted and Jan camping?
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Occasionally thimbles and other bright objects dangle from the bottom of the fan.
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Particularly if your stitches _would_ always look crooked and straggling, and when the thimble hurt your finger, and the needle got sticky, and the thread broke when you least expected it.
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There was an unusual bang to the front door, the sound of strange footsteps in the hall, the echo of a strange voice floated up to her, and Abbie, with a sudden flinging of thimble and scissors, and an exclamation of "Ralph has come," vanished.
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However, no wonder, as you had never heard of the thimble and pea game, but I will tell you.
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There's some of it in the language of the pea and thimble; how it came there I don't know, but so it is.
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I had nothing to sell; the few clothes I had I wanted, for we of the thimble must always appear decent, or nobody would come near us.
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No,' said he, 'it is not, but lift it up'; and, when I lifted up the thimble, the pellet, in truth, was not under it.
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Presently I came to where the man of the thimbles was standing, with the table before him, and many people about him.
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She whipped me a few times but then de whippins wuz honly raps on de head wid her thimble.
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For two living coals were the symbols; His teeth were calcined, and his tongue was so dry, It rattled against them, as though you should try To play the piano in thimbles.
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He looked over the book I was reading or rummaged my workbox, trying on my thimble with an air of tenderness, and peeping into my needlebook.
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They'll search a planet's house, to know Who broke and robb'd a house below: 590 Examine VENUS, and the MOON, Who stole a thimble or a spoon; And tho' they nothing will confess, Yet by their very looks can guess, And tell what guilty aspect bodes, 595 Who stole, and who receiv'd the goods.
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Sophia was liable to be playfully tapped by Aunt Harriet's thimble when Aunt Harriet was hemming dusters (for the elderly lady could lift a duster to her own dignity).
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She rapped him on the head with her thimble, lovingly.
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They would smouch provisions from the pantry whenever they got a chance; or a brass thimble, or a cake of wax, or an emery bag, or a paper of needles, or a silver spoon, or a dollar bill, or small articles of clothing, or any other property of light value; and so far were they from considering such reprisals sinful, that they would go to church and shout and pray the loudest and sincerest with their plunder in their pockets.
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I observed, on drawing nearer, that he handled the pea and thimble with some awkwardness, like that which might be expected from a novice in the trade.
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The game commenced, and Jack took up the thimble without finding the pea; another shilling was produced, and lost in the same manner.
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The man of the thimble looked at the gold, and then at him who produced it, and scratched his head.
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Examples of Thimble

Example #1
He entered the drawing-room, and there, from amid a heap of household linen which required the needle, rose the penitent wife.
Example #2
Silence possessed the dwelling; he did not venture to tread with natural step.
Example #3
It was because their hair was so tightly curling to their heads.
Example #4
It was easy to understand why Grandpa Martin, as well as nearly everyone else, called the two Martin children Curlytops.
Example #5
The i¢a¢istage (d) is the band by which the infant is fastened to the cradle.
Example #6
For swings the ends of two withes of buffalo hide were secured to four trees or posts which formed the corners of a parallelogram.