Definition of Thimblerigging

1. Verb. (present participle of thimblerig) ¹



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Definition of Thimblerigging

1. thimblerig [v] - See also: thimblerig

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thimblerigging

thillers
thills
thim
thimble
thimbleberries
thimbleberry
thimbled
thimbleeye
thimbleeyes
thimbleful
thimblefuls
thimblerig
thimblerigged
thimblerigger
thimbleriggers
thimblerigging (current term)
thimblerigs
thimbles
thimblesful
thimbleweed
thimbleweeds
thimbling
thimerasol
thimerosal
thimerosals
thimet oligopeptidase
thin
thin-film interference
thin-film interferences
thin-layer chromatography

Literary usage of Thimblerigging

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1. Great Victorians: Memories and Personalities by Thomas Hay Sweet Escott (1916)
"... His views about the fourteenth Earl of Derby—Nineteenth- century types of politics and play for the Upper Ten—Legislation or thimblerigging ? ..."

2. The Earl of Derby by George Saintsbury (1892)
"In a merciless criticism of the Government proposals on Irish Tithes, Mr. Stanley compared them to thimblerigging, and suggested that in the end the Church ..."

3. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1915)
"States, have often made possible precisely that evil of which the socialist critics complain: mere thimblerigging and plundering. ..."

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