from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Chastisement by means of a sharp tap or blow given with a thimble on the finger.
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She found it impossible to help trampling upon the prostrate Prince a little, in words at least, for he had hurt her feelings oftener than he knew; so she gave him a thimble-pie on the top of his head, and said, with an air of an infinitely superior being,
Eight Cousins Louisa May Alcott 1860
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