from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Without thumbs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Without a thumb.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having no thumbs: as, the thumbed and thumbless spider-monkeys. See Ateles, Brachyteles, and cut under spider-monkey.
- Having no hallux, or hind toe, as a bird.
- Clumsy; awkward; unskilful.
Madonna's always had her own style, and it's not thumbless gloves and over-bangled accessories.
To put it another way, are these thumbless animals facing animal dilemmas or are they thumb-possessing human beings being referred to as animals simply for the sake of turning a story into a fable?
In other words, Kafka goes as far as he can into a truly thumbless, doggy world view.
To lose the use of your hands to typing is no big deal, but to be a thumbless BlackBerry/iPhone addict is divine.
Animals kept in barren zoo enclosures often pace madly—and, thumbless, have twiddle-equivalents: licking or chewing skin or fur obsessively and constantly, pulling out their own feathers, rubbing their ears or face, rocking back and forth.
I swear I saw one campaigning for the rights of blind midget puppies, or thumbless pianists, or something.
Out from the sparkling mist stretched two hands, enormously long, six-fingered, thumbless, a faint tracery of golden scales upon their white backs, utterly unhuman and still in some strange way beautiful, radiating power and — all womanly!
Tavara bandaged her hands with a thick black foul-smelling salve that felt cold and gluey, followed by yards and yards of bandage going halfway up her arms until her hands resembled thumbless boxing gloves.
Lord Intef with his sons, Menset and Sobek, those two thumbless heroes, stood at the head of the great concourse of the nobles and the city fathers of Thebes that waited upon the quay to greet the king.
The old man's thumbless hand snaked out palm upward and held the half-coin under Dunross's face.