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  • n. Plural form of thud.


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  • Much like the next time I slip and fall on ice, I don't want to know when either of those thuds is coming.

    To Earth

  • There were thuds from the cushions, grunts from the man, squeals, yelps and giggles from the girls, and from the totality of the combat inextinguishable laughter and a ripping and tearing of fragile textures.

    The Little Lady of the Big House, by Jack London

  • He heard a thud and then another thud and knew that the thuds were the sounds of lifeboats launching.

    Project Pope

  • Again, this time close to my head, against the starboard bulkhead, came the sound, like two gentle "thuds" on the planking, causing a distinct tremor to thrill through the yacht.

    Adventures in Many Lands

  • But if the vessel "thuds," it must go back into the oven. - News

  • But in summoning a cacophony of "thuds" from little foam balls hitting the shoulders, legs and foreheads of underclassmen (and, yes, even upperclassmen), Cyphers marked the beginning of a new coalition of high school students now partnering with the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment to encourage teenagers to live healthy lives.

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  • The resident of one of the trailer homes in the area told officials that he heard "thuds" from inside his home.

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  • At the dark end of the corridor, a couple of enormous thuds resounded, followed by the noise of heavy metal scraping against stone.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • But neither is two people sitting in bed listening to loud thuds and having their sheets billowing.

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  • The Hypnotist, by Lars Kepler, translated by Marlaine Delargy Blue Door, £16.99I can't believe I'm the only book reviewer who experiences a sinking feeling when yet another brick-sized Scandinavian bestseller-in-Europe thuds on to the mat, accompanied by a press release that invokes Stieg Larsson.

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