Definition of Thimbling
1. thimble [v] - See also: thimble
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Literary usage of Thimbling
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A history of the gipsies: with specimens of the gipsy language, ed., with by Walter Simson (1865)
"They are dangerous fellows to meddle with; yet they seem to prefer thimbling, chain-dropping, card- playing, pocket-picking, in fairs and thoroughfares ..."
2. Representative One-act Plays by British and Irish Authors by Clark, Barrett Harper, 1890- (1921)
"UNDERWOOD (thimbling the determined needle through). Most unsuitable for a bedroom. MRS. UNDERWOOD (anxious to please). Didn't you suggest, Simon, ..."
3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1903)
"... septa may at times be present, and a "thimbling" of the surface may be seen. Intra-cystic polypoid masses are found in cases of proliferation-cyst. ..."
4. Italy: With Sketches of Spain and Portugal by William Beckford (1835)
"... as they sat needling and thimbling at their windows above. I had a great inclination to approach this busy group, but the roll of a brother's eye ..."
5. Abdominal Operations by Berkeley Moynihan Moynihan, Sir Berkeley Moynihan (1906)
"... or incomplete septa may at times be present, and a thimbling of the surface may be seen. Intra- cystic polypoid masses ..."
6. Abdominal Operations by Berkeley Moynihan Moynihan, Sir Berkeley Moynihan (1906)
"... and lined throughout by cylindrical epithelium; trabeculae or incomplete septa may at times be present, and a thimbling of the surface may be seen. ..."