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  • n. Plural form of thimble.


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  • 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.

    Reiffeins Choice

  • Other teeny sewing implements such as thimbles and buttons are strongly recommended, but not subject to law.

    weeme Diary Entry

  • 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.

    The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay or, The Secret of the Red Oar

  • More than half of these hand injuries were due to fingertips and nails making contact with the hard "thimbles" inside the glove fingertips.

    National Geographic News

  • 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.

    Roseanne Archy

  • 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.

    Janice Harper: Three Chairs to Rattle My Walls

  • 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.

    The Language Monitor

  • “Fairy thimbles” (although it sounds like timbles with her broad Irish accent!)

    PhotoHunter: “Pink” « Mudpuddle

  • 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.

    Samantha Zalaznick: Mad Men Recap: Welcome to My World

  • 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.

    Friends of the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library Art Show, Stony Creek, Conn.


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