from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An index, especially an alphabetical one, placed on the outer edges of the pages of a book and so arranged (by cutting away a small portion of the over- or underlying margins) that each letter is visible when the book is closed: the book can be opened at the place desired by placing a ‘thumb’ or finger upon the proper exposed letter of the index.


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  • The pages are dog-eared and the labels on the thumb-index tabs have fallen off; the contents finally separated from the cover in one bound chunk, thank goodness.

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  • For years I have kept a little black thumb-index book for words I had trouble spelling.

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  • The thumb-index finger circle means 'OK' in the United

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  • I changed the part of code you said to change and then refresh but still have the problem when I open a page where there are dead link. ive changed this part before 10 minutes, strg + f5 in browser on dev page dont forget to do the following, when you changed testwise your code install wrote: To rebuild the thumb-index (and delete unecessary thumbs) go to:

  • To rebuild the thumb-index (and delete unecessary thumbs) go to:


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