Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A rowing-bench: used in the compound thoft-fellow.
  • noun 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

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

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

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

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 — Complete

  • 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

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

    The Old Manor House

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  • (Northern England, dialect) a bench in a boat upon which a rower sits.

    February 1, 2016

  • Ethpecially one with cusionth on it.

    February 1, 2016