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)
mil
References in classic literature ?
"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.
"Thou dost reckon me thy friend, and thou wouldst rob me of honour, a thing wholly inconsistent with friendship; and not only dost thou aim at this, but thou wouldst have me rob thee of it also.
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!(taking up the mirror) Ha!
Oh, Hester Prynne, thou little, little knowest all the horror of this thing!
"Thou shalt forgive me!" cried Hester, Singing herself on the fallen leaves beside him.
"Ay," quoth the Tinker, "blow thou mayest, but go thou must with me to Nottingham Town, for the Sheriff would fain see thee there.
"How now, good master," cried Little John, "what need hast thou that thou dost wind thy horn so loudly?"
CREON What's mean'st thou? All I know I will declare.
CREON If so he thou knowest best; but I Would put thee to the question in my turn.
Then hast thou its name in common with the people, and hast become one of the people and the herd with thy virtue!
OEDIPUS Hereafter thou shalt learn, not yet, methinks.