- n. Plural form of thimble.
“He recalled the thimbles his mother and Anella wore on the ends of their fingers when they worked their embroidery or stitched his torn trousers.”
“Other teeny sewing implements such as thimbles and buttons are strongly recommended, but not subject to law.”
“The latter were served on the smallest of wooden plates, with the most extravagant little butter plates -- really sauce or cream "thimbles," all fluted and shaped from white paper.”
“More than half of these hand injuries were due to fingertips and nails making contact with the hard "thimbles" inside the glove fingertips.”
“After a while, I felt buried alive in all of those pigs, so I stopped collecting them and started collecting thimbles, teacups, dolls, antique fire hats, and alcohol-advertising posters and buttons instead.”
“After all, neither of us have had a new pair of shoes since the Bush administration, and what with her uncontrolled growth that started at birth and my throbbing bunion that started at mid-life, we both hobble around wincing like nineteenth century Chinese dowagers wearing shoes the size of thimbles.”
“Q: A woman I work with is always going on about her daughter Lu Ann—her daughter is an expert water-skier, her daughter has a collection of antique thimbles, her daughter makes prize-winning congo bars, etc.”
““Fairy thimbles” (although it sounds like timbles with her broad Irish accent!)”
“The next man who speaks tells a story about how Dave drove around trying to find his wife thimbles for her collection when they were away on business.”
“The large view of thimbles across straw-colored estuarine marshes struck me as a smooth professional production, and a generous nod toward the art of watercolor, so number 10 wins the prize in the print category.”
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