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- n. Optional singular for thrips, an insect of the order Thysanoptera.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A threepenny piece.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various small to minute sucking insects with narrow feathery wings if any; they feed on plant sap and many are destructive
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Diamond-backed terrapin were abundant, and one never was brought to our dwelling that the bearer could not get in exchange a "thrip"
Diamond-backed terrapin were abundant, and one never was brought to our dwelling that the bearer could not get in exchange a "thrip" (the old-fashioned six cents), or, if he preferred, a ration of bacon or syrup.
I saw that photo and said to myself "A thrip" I knew these things once before senility and excessive alcohol got to me.
Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme: www. nrf.ac.za/thrip.
The flower thrip (Megalurothrips sjostedti) is a major cowpea pest in tropical Africa.
While it is a great satisfaction to have a hothouse or hotbeds and grow vegetables in winter, the life of the market gardener is not one continuous round of pleasure, as lice, white fly, red spider and thrip, mildew and fungous rot are always ready for a fight, and the gardener must always be on his guard and beat them to it at their first appearance, or the labor of weeks will be lost.
Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Embracing the Transactions of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society,Volume 44, from December 1, 1915, to December 1, 1916, Including the Twelve Numbers of "The Minnesota Horticulturist" for 1916
The thrip, a small, rather three-cornered, whitish-green insect, has of late been very troublesome, as they eat the under side of the leaves of some varieties, especially the Delaware and Norton's Virginia, when the leaf will show rusty specks on the surface, and finally drop off.
I'm sorry for poor Buster, becase, ye say, he really don't hanker afther goin 'on the thrip at all, it sames.
'Seven and eight,' said the landlord, 'and a bogus thrip-penny.'
Many old English coins were in use, the thrip - six cents - and the "seven - pence," twelve cents.