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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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Salter also designed the sound, which ranged from industrial thrums and natural sounds of Philip Glass.
Over the coming months, we will also unveil a number of new events--such as additional networking thrums and Open Space meetings--while adding to our extensive education awareness, management training and web-based, information-driven programs.
b) Most of the hotels offer good pub grub - try The Thrums Hotel or the Airlie Arms Hotel.
With the new governance system in place, PIMA is now better positioned to fulfill the mission of the association: to deliver value by creating thrums that address current issues and develop management and leadership skills in a way that is both customer focused and driven.
The flowers of distylous species are often tubular, and placement of stigmas and anthers in the two morphs is reciprocal, such that the stigmas of long-styled plants, or "pins," and the anthers of short-styled plants, or "thrums," are held near the top of the corolla tube, whereas thrum stigmas and pin anthers are positioned midway down the corolla tube.
His first successful book, Auld Licht Idylls (1888), contained sketches of life in Kirriemuir, as did the stories in A Window in Thrums (1889).
Shoulder-rolling opener Garden provides a strong, scrawly starting point, while Chili Town thrums with sunshine and the anthemic And IWill W Send Your F Y lowers Back has you shouting along amidst the cacophony.
Shoulder-rolling opener Garden provides a strong, scrawly starting point, while Chili Town thrums with sunshine and the anthemic And I Will Send Your Flowers Back has you shouting along amidst the cacophony.
The Kailyard novels of prominent writers such as Sir James Barrie, author of Auld Licht Idylls (1888) and A Window in Thrums (1889), Ian Maclaren (pseudonym of John Watson), and S.R.
Set in Thrums, a Scottish weaving village based on Barrie's birthplace, The Little Minister concerns Gavin Dishart, a young, impoverished minister with his first congregation.