Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rowing-bench: used in the compound thoft-fellow.
  • n. A dialectal form of thought.

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Examples

  • As the shopkeeper's heart melts, he gets down on his knees so that he's on her level and asks, "Do you want a widdle white wabbit, or a thoft and fuwwy bwack wabbit, or maybe one like that cute widdle bwown wabbit overthere?"

    miss-k2 Diary Entry

  • I thoft as how, there was no arm in going to a play at

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • Who would have thoft it? mayhap, some young gentleman crossed in love.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • Ted Burgoyne was afflicted with a dreadful lisp, on account of a hare-lip, so that as the boys used to say if offered a fortune he could get no closer to the real thing when dared than to say "thoft thoap."

    Afloat or, Adventures on Watery Trails

  • For my own part, I am sure I should not have suffered any fellows to include themselves into gentlemen’s company; but I thoft he had been an officer himself, till the serjeant told me he was but a recruit.

    XIII. Containing the Great Address of the Landlady. Book VII

  • Edward Waverley departed from the Hall amid the blessings and tears of all the old domestics and the inhabitants of the village, mingled with some sly petitions for sergeantcies and corporalships, and so forth, on the part of those who professed that 'they never thoft to ha' seen Jacob, and Giles, and Jonathan go off for soldiers, save to attend his honour, as in duty bound. '

    Waverley — Volume 1

  • Waverley departed from the Hall amid the blessings and tears of all the old domestics and the inhabitants of the village, mingled with some sly petitions for sergeantcies and corporalships, and so forth, on the part of those who professed that 'they never thoft to ha' seen Jacob, and

    Waverley: or, 'Tis sixty years since

  • 'Lord, Sir,' cried she as soon as he appeared, 'I thoft as you'd never come!

    The Old Manor House

  • She went out to the passage, opened the door, and a stout surly-looking clown followed her into the kitchen, to whom she had related that a strange man had gotten into the house, had been walking all about it, and now would not go out – 'I thoft, Lord help me! it was you; and there sat I blowing the fire, and wondering what a dickens you could be prancing about up stairs for.'

    The Old Manor House

  • 'I knows nothing about her wishes,' replied the girl; 'I only knows that Lennard have been asking every servant in the house about you, and cross-questioning one so that I suppose she thoft I had got you locked up in my cupboard, as they say she used for to have the menfolk in her younger days in the housekeeper's store-room.

    The Old Manor House

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