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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"Madame," she said, in timid tones, for want had not yet made Adrienne bold or coarse, "I have a thimble to dispose of--could you be induced to buy it?"
The woman took the thimble and examined it, weighed it, and submitted its metal to the test of the touchstone.
"What do you expect to receive for this thimble, mademoiselle?" asked the woman, coldly.
First taking another look at the pretty little hand and fingers, to make certain the thimble might not be reclaimed, when satisfied that it really belonged to her who wished to dispose of it, she ventured to answer.
And when she come she was hot and red and cross, and couldn't hardly wait for the blessing; and then she went to sluicing out coffee with one hand and cracking the handiest child's head with her thimble with the other, and says:
"Oh dear," said the nice Wendy, "I don't mean a kiss, I mean a thimble."
"I thought you would want it back," he said a little bitterly, and offered to return her the thimble.
"I shall know when you give it to me," he replied stiffly, and not to hurt his feeling she gave him a thimble.
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.
"I should love to give you a thimble," Peter said gravely, so he gave her one.
"I don't mean a kiss," she said hurriedly, "I mean a thimble."
Very reluctantly Peter began to take the thimble off his finger.
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.
"Ay, very glad," said the younger man, who was looking at Maggie's silver thimble and other small matters that had been taken from her pocket.
And then, as to his decoration: headstall, breast-bands, saddle and crupper are lavishly embroidered with beads, and hung with thimbles, hawks' bells, and bunches of ribbons.