Definitions

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  • n. A stick for stirring food.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A slice; a skimmer; a spatula; a pudding stick.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dibble.
  • n. A stick used for stirring broth, porridge, etc.; a pot-stick.
  • n. A slice; a skimmer; a spatula.

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Examples

  • To every gallon put in a large lemon, pare and strain it, put the juice and peel into your tub, and when it is wrought put it into your barrel; let it work for three or four days, stir twice a day with a thible, so bung it up, and let it stand two or three months, according to the hotness of the weather.

    English Housewifery

  • It racked me to recall past happiness, and the greater peril there was of conjuring up its apparition, the quicker the thible ran round, and the faster the handfuls of meal fell into the water.

    Wuthering Heights

  • As soon as these were melted, Bertha broke four eggs into them, stirring this indigestible mixture with a wooden thible -- an article of which my northern readers will not require a description, but the southern must be told that it is a long flat instrument with which porridge is stirred.

    Our Little Lady Six Hundred Years Ago

  • It racked me to recall past happiness and the greater peril there was of conjuring up its apparition, the quicker the thible ran round, and the faster the handfuls of meal fell into the water.

    Wuthering Heights

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