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thimble

1. any small metal cap resembling this
2. Nautical a loop of metal having a groove at its outer edge for a rope or cable, for lining the inside of an eye

thimble

[′thim·bəl]
(computer science)
A cone-shaped, rotating printing element on an impact printer having character slugs around the perimeter and a hammer that drives the appropriate slug forward to print the impression on paper.

thimble

thimble, 1
1. A protective sleeve of metal which passes through the wall of a chimney to hold the end of a stovepipe or smoke pipe.
2. The socket or bearing attached to an escutcheon plate in which the end of the knob shank rotates.
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"In such times as we had before these vile republicans drove all the strangers from Paris, and when our commerce was good," she said, "I might have offered seven francs and a half for that thimble; but, as things are now, the last sou I can think of giving is five francs."
"Perhaps, mademoiselle, they might give that much at the mint, for there they coin money; but, in this shop, no one will give more than five francs for that thimble."
Had Adrienne been longer in communion with a cold and heartless world, she would not have submitted to this piece of selfish extortion; but, inexperienced, and half frightened by the woman's manner, she begged the pittance offered as a boon, dropped her thimble, and made a hasty retreat.
"She will forget her mother in time, and be happy with me," he kept saying to himself, and he hurried her on, giving her thimbles by the way.
"Snits" was introduced in 1920 in the cartoon "Thimble Theatre," a predecessor to "Popeye" that Segar started drawing in 1919 for the New York Journal.
The unfinished blanket and dropped thimble are stark reminders of a very loved person.
Thimble: Whether or not you use one is a personal preference, but once you get used to it, you'll likely not stitch without it.
The 62-year-old admits his career hasn't always been an easy ride but thanks to Cardiff-based publisher Firefly Press, he had the chance to write about something close to home for Thimble Holiday Havoc.
Choose one of the eight tokens (battleship, hat, dog, car, thimble, boot, wheelbarrow, and the cat), and play your way to victory!
The results of the latest Monopoly online votes are in-and it looks like the classic thimble token will be replaced by the hashtag sign.
Add fall charm to your stash of sewing tools with this hand-carved acorn thimble case.