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  • n. Plural form of thrum.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of thrum.


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  • Ventriloquist, the heart throws its voice to the wind, thrums from the burr oaks and lichen covered stones.

    Small Press Poetry « So Many Books

  • The thrums were a perquisite of my own, which I niffered with the gundy-wife for Gibraltar-rock, cut-throat, gib, or bull's-eyes.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

  • And they have that trademarked Ron Goulart writing style--who else would continually refer to Vampi as "high-breasted," or note that her the strrips of her costume made of satin in the books "thrums" tautly against her body?

    VAMPIRELLA 3: DEADWALK by Ron Goulart (Warner 1976)

  • Towels, table cloths and shirts were made in the same slow way, and even the "best-fixed" families were glad to use "thrums" for towels and soft soap

    Country life in Georgia in the days of my youth,

  • [Page 199] people who educated her had no coherence or consistence of character, and, with all her strength, she wanted something able to bind her together; she must weave up her 'thrums' herself, and she might make them into cloth-of-gold!

    Selections from the Letters of Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury to Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • "Teeming with the rich period details that make historical fiction so rewarding, Gulland’s dynamic and nuanced portrait of Louis’ notorious reign thrums with page-turning expediency and deliciously seductive machinations."

    Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland: Book summary

  • Suttie thrums the heartstrings like a flamenco guitarist.

    Edinburgh festival 2011: The highs and lows

  • Embers (the darker skein) is wool (unknown type) and red recycled sari fibers (cut from the thrums of Tibetan looms), with some sparkly "firestar" fibers in red and gold added in.

    Places You Haunt

  • His body thrums with tension, taut as a drawn bow, muscles spring-coiled.

    Etched in Bone

  • She takes the guitar pick and thrums the strings, seeing the wide-windowed dorm kitchen — there are her cornflakes in the cupboard, her spoon and fork in the drying rack, her flatmates sitting at the metal-topped table arguing about whether a man could truly get nine carrots stuck up his arse, and if so, would they really be cooked?

    Guitar Lessons


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