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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of thin.

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  • adjective mixed with water

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Examples

  • As the rain thinned, so that the crackle of it on deck became less noisy, he was attracted by a sound from out over the water.

    CHAPTER VI

  • Second winter my blood had thinned from the altitude and boy what a difference.

    Weather

  • As the rain thinned, so that the crackle of it on deck became less noisy, he was attracted by a sound from out over the water.

    Chapter 6

  • Thus if lots of fossil fuels are burned, the “normal” ratio of 13C/12C will be thinned, which is what is observed.

    More on realclimate on Cohn and Lins « Climate Audit

  • The mode of working is as follows: For shell plates, from five-eighths inch to seven-eighths inch thick, to warm each to a dark red heat before rolling, having previously drilled a few holes to template for bolting the strakes together; the longitudinal seams are usually lap joints treble riveted, requiring the corners to be thinned, which is done after rolling.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 299, September 24, 1881

  • You know, I hate with a red hot passion when women are "thinned" or "youthified" for these covers, but at least I understand it.

    Impossibly Beautiful

  • You know, I hate with a red hot passion when women are "thinned" or "youthified" for these covers, but at least I understand it.

    Impossibly Beautiful

  • They were pretty thick early in the week, and they've kind of thinned out and now let the Republican protest.

    CNN Transcript - Saturday Morning News: Frank Cerabino Discusses the Florida Recount - November 18, 2000

  • When the foot does not allow of the removal of much horn at the toe, what is termed a 'thinned' tip is to be preferred.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • A judicious application of hard acrylic fingernail goop (I've never figured out why they paint nails but called it polish) or 'thinned' epoxy glue will build up enough surface to solve most loose-fit problems.

    News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

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