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thrum

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1. 
a. any of the unwoven ends of warp thread remaining on the loom when the web has been removed
b. such ends of thread collectively
2. a fringe or tassel of short unwoven threads
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To find the born and educated lady, on the other hand, we need look no farther than Hepzibah, our forlorn old maid, in her rustling and rusty silks, with her deeply cherished and ridiculous consciousness of long descent, her shadowy claims to princely territory, and, in the way of accomplishment, her recollections, it may be, of having formerly thrummed on a harpsichord, and walked a minuet, and worked an antique tapestry-stitch on her sampler.
Sonorous as thunder was it, mellow as a golden bell, thin and sweet as a thrummed taut cord of silver--no; it was none of these, nor a blend of these.
ESCONDIDO - Paw pads thrummed the hard-packed dirt like muffled thunder as the cheetah shot past.