Definitions

Sorry, no definitions found.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • I was not over the bellies of better men, nor strutted athwart the quarter-deck in a laced doublet, and thingumbobs at the wrists.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • They contemplated the squiggles, quiggles, quids, thingumbobs, and doohickii in mystified silence.

    A Canticle for Leibowitz

  • Bring her with you if you must; but don't you think that the nice, quiet country with the thingumbobs all in bloom would suit her best?

    Tommy and Grizel

  • "You are the -- the man who invents those delightful thingumbobs," she cried with an inspiration.

    Tommy and Grizel

  • But what he liked best of all was to stop a newly-returned student in full view of the people, and talk learnedly of his courses -- dear me, ay -- of his courses, and his matriculations, and his lectures, and his graduations, and his thingumbobs.

    The House with the Green Shutters

  • 'No, I see how it works; them' ere thingumbobs and gimcracks do it all. '

    The Huge Hunter Or, the Steam Man of the Prairies

  • We can and we must "run the machine" (to use another of their vulgar expressions) with them, until we get a chance to knock off the useless wheels and thingumbobs, and scour the whole concern, inside and out.

    Beauty and the Beast: and Tales of Home

  • Monty-thingumbobs about but he's agoin 'off to day with that queer fish

    Rivers of Ice

  • We can and we MUST "run the machine" (to use another of their vulgar expressions) with them, until we get a chance to knock off the useless wheels and thingumbobs, and scour the whole concern, inside and out.

    Beauty and the Beast, and Tales of Home

  • We managed matters very differently on board the old _Orion_, I can tell you, 'or, as he walks up and down the deck examining everything not in existence when he was last at sea, he exclaims, ` We'll change all this presently -- it doesn't come up to my notions; never saw thingumbobs fitted in this way before.'

    The Three Lieutenants

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.