thou


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thou

1. one thousandth of an inch. 1 thou is equal to 0.0254 millimetre
2. Informal short for thousand

thou

[thau̇]
(mathematics)
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References in classic literature ?
Out of thy poisons brewedst thou balsam for thyself; thy cow, affliction, milkedst thou--now drinketh thou the sweet milk of her udder.
My brother, if thou be fortunate, then wilt thou have one virtue and no more: thus goest thou easier over the bridge.
my brother, hast thou never seen a virtue backbite and stab itself?
Now a murrain seize thee and thy news, thou scurvy dog," quoth the Tinker, "for thou speakest but ill of good men.
But gin men be put in the stocks for drinking ale and beer, I trow thou wouldst not lose thy part.
Therefore come straightway with me hard by to the Sign of the Blue Boar, and if thou drinkest as thou appearest--and I wot thou wilt not belie thy looks--I will drench thy throat with as good homebrewed as ever was tapped in all broad Nottinghamshire.
Tell me, Anselmo, if Heaven or good fortune had made thee master and lawful owner of a diamond of the finest quality, with the excellence and purity of which all the lapidaries that had seen it had been satisfied, saying with one voice and common consent that in purity, quality, and fineness, it was all that a stone of the kind could possibly be, thou thyself too being of the same belief, as knowing nothing to the contrary, would it be reasonable in thee to desire to take that diamond and place it between an anvil and a hammer, and by mere force of blows and strength of arm try if it were as hard and as fine as they said?
All that I have said to thee so far, Anselmo, has had reference to what concerns thee; now it is right that I should say something of what regards myself; and if I be prolix, pardon me, for the labyrinth into which thou hast entered and from which thou wouldst have me extricate thee makes it necessary.
Wilt thou, my good Jacinta, be so kind As go down in the library and bring me The Holy Evangelists.
tis but a viper Whom thou hast cherished to sting thee to the soul
Shall I lie down again on these withered leaves, where I cast myself when thou didst tell me what he was?
Heaven would show mercy," rejoined Hester, "hadst thou but the strength to take advantage of it.