thimble


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as much as a thimble will hold

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a small metal cap to protect the finger while sewing

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Whack comes the thimble, and the child snatches her claws out of the sugar-bowl without fooling around any.
Then they all crowded round her once more, while the Dodo solemnly presented the thimble, saying `We beg your acceptance of this elegant thimble'; and, when it had finished this short speech, they all cheered.
grandmother of Cousin Tabitha Twitchit)--died of a thimble in a Christmas plum-pudding.
You might have hidden a year-old baby under a thimble.
Besides, she had a silver thimble at home, and a brass one would do for her work.
There were the locket and ear-rings in the little velvet-lined boxes, and with them there was a beautiful silver thimble which Adam had bought her, the words "Remember me" making the ornament of the border; a steel purse, with her one shilling in it;and a small red-leather case, fastening with a strap.
She had worn a hole through her silver thimble, and wanted Owen to repair it.
She fastened it with a pin, and then, finding her thimble and scissors, put them with the roll of stuff into the box covered with fancy paper which he had once brought to her from Bettsbridge.
In he hopped, and laid the great ruby on the table beside the woman's thimble.
Not a whit," quoth merry Robin Hood, for the fellow was he, "for in sooth all the holiness belonging to rich friars, such as ye are, one could drop into a thimble and the goodwife would never feel it with the tip of her finger.
I shall know when you give it to me," he replied stiffly, and not to hurt his feeling she gave him a thimble.
This was a great shock to her, but she felt she could not explain without shaming him, so with charming delicacy she gave Peter a thimble which happened to be in her pocket, and pretended that it was a kiss.
But when I had finished reading, and done the half of a seam, with Nancy's capacious brass thimble fitted on to my finger by means of a roll of paper, I was disturbed by the entrance of Mr.
Griggs saw a pair of tiny scissors and a silver thimble.
I makes my pipes of old penny ink-bottles, ye see, deary--this is one--and I fits-in a mouthpiece, this way, and I takes my mixter out of this thimble with this little horn spoon; and so I fills, deary.