Definition of Thumbless

1. a. Without a thumb.



Definition of Thumbless

1. Adjective. Without thumbs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thumbless

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Thumbless

thumb war
thumbable
thumbboard
thumbboards
thumbed
thumber
thumbers
thumbhole
thumbholes
thumbier
thumbies
thumbiest
thumbing
thumbkin
thumbkins
thumbless
thumblike
thumbnail
thumbnailed
thumbnailing
thumbnails
thumbnut
thumbnuts
thumboard
thumboards
thumbpad
thumbpads
thumbpot
thumbpots
thumbprint

Literary usage of Thumbless

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lean's Collectanea by Vincent Stuckey Lean, Julia Lucy Woodward (1903)
"Thumbless. ? Intensively idle, unfitted to work. The servants thumbless, yet to eat With lawless tooth the flour of wheat. Herrick, ed. Grosart, iii. 48. ..."

2. Zoology for High Schools and Colleges by Alpheus Spring Packard (1886)
"Ann-bones of the port itself on its limbs, but the thumbless Monkey (Atae». fore-feet have considerable freedom of motion. In the dog the fore-limbs have ..."

3. Sketches of Frontier and Indian Life on the Upper Missouri & Great Plains by Joseph Henry Taylor (1897)
"That gruesome weapon was held in a thumbless hand. ... —some twenty days after the pithy interview with the thumbless renegade—I learned the trio had ..."

4. Zoology by Alpheus Spring Packard (1883)
"This rotary motion of the fore-arm, the fore-foot becoming a hand, is seen in the thumbless monkeys (Fig. 280), and in those provided with a thumb, ..."

5. American Indian Life by Elsie Worthington Clews Parsons, Elsie Clews Barsons, Christopher Grant La Farge (1922)
"One of the enemies had a thumbless hand, so the year was known ever after as "the winter when they killed the thumbless man." V He had been wounded in the ..."

6. Mostly Mammals, Zoological Essays by Richard Lydekker (1903)
"... African continent, where they take the place of the langurs, or sacred apes, of India and other Oriental countries. From the other thumbless apes the ..."

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