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  • adjective Wearing a thimble (a cap for the finger, used in sewing).
  • adjective Having a thimble (a thimble-shaped socket).


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  • My problem is that whenever I try to use a thimble for hand-sewing in an effort to stop the gouges and broken layers of skin that not using one produces, my hand automatically avoids offering up the thimbled finger to push the needle with, and instead volunteers a non-thimbled one.

    What do you get if you don't use a thimble? A "D". And this dress. - A Dress A Day

  • Page and the rapping of a thimbled finger against the parlor window.

    The Snow-Image: A Childish Miracle

  • "Have you promised her anything, Bradley?" she asked, laying her thimbled hand upon his shoulder, as his own mother might have done.

    A Spoil of Office A Story of the Modern West

  • It sounded so wintry cold, that the mother was about to tap on the window-pane with her thimbled finger, to summon the two children in, when they both cried out to her with one voice.

    The Snow-Image: A Childish Miracle

  • The halfpenny passed quickly from one thimbled hand to another.

    The Old Wives' Tale

  • And she had an image of that remote brain as something with a red spot on it, for once Constance had said: "Mother, why did father have a stroke?" and Mrs. Baines had replied: "It was a haemorrhage of the brain, my dear, here" -- putting a thimbled finger on a particular part of Sophia's head.

    The Old Wives' Tale

  • The little widow tapped the table impressively with her thimbled finger, and her breast heaved.

    The Gold-Stealers A Story of Waddy

  • Peter thimbled her, and almost immediately she screeched.

    Peter Pan

  • Peter thimbled her, and almost immediately she screeched.

    Peter and Wendy

  • Turning up the collar of his sack over his ears, he emerged from the house, and had barely reached the street-gate when he was recalled by the screams of Violet and Peony, and the rapping of a thimbled finger against the parlour window.

    Famous Stories Every Child Should Know


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