from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dialectal form of thumb.


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  • There was a final-sounding "thoom," as the big door sealed.

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  • The clouds would threaten and threaten for hours on end, and then thoom!

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  • He's a snod bit stockie -- a little beld, an 'bowd-leggit, an' wants a thoom.

    My Man Sandy J. B. Salmond

  • "I'm no 'carin'," he says, blawin 'his nose atween his finger an' his thoom, an 'syne dichtin't wi' his bonnet.

    My Man Sandy J. B. Salmond

  • There was a burst o 'lauchin' at this, an 'Sandy says, pointin' wi 'his thoom ower his shuder, "Less noise, you lads, for fear her nabs hears us."

    My Man Sandy J. B. Salmond

  • "It is so, Bawbie," says he; an 'I noticed him i' the lookin'-gless pettin 'his thoom till his nose.

    My Man Sandy J. B. Salmond

  • I would fain have let her have a glimpse, puir thing, of some one belonging to her; but if it's no to be done it's nane of my affairs, and I needna fash my thoom.

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago Margaret 1891

  • I looked back, and there he was standing at the door, and he just snitit his nose wi 'his finger and thoom.

    A Son of Hagar A Romance of Our Time Hall Caine 1892

  • He'll no gang wi 'his thoom in his mooth, an' when they say till him, 'What are ye here for?' be obleeged to answer, 'Fegs, an' I dinna ken what for! '

    The Lilac Sunbonnet 1887

  • I have seen mony are o 'them in Drumshorlin Muir; it is a little black beastie, about the size of my thoom-nail.

    Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character Ramsay, Edward B 1874


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