from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pad-like formation over the inner metacarpal bone of some batrachians.


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  • There was something strange about Kallatra which he hadn't been able to put his thumb-pad on.

    The Dragon Lensman Kyle, David, 1919- 1981

  • Smith and Schuster begin by describing the normal cycle of changes in the testes on the one hand and the thumb-pad on the other.

    Hormones and Heredity J. T. Cunningham 1897

  • The horny part of the frog's thumb-pad is comparable with the horny sheath of the horns in the mammalian Prong-buck (_Antilocapra_) which are shed after the breeding season and annually redeveloped.

    Hormones and Heredity J. T. Cunningham 1897

  • Meisenheimer claims that he produced development of papillae on the thumb-pad, not only by implantation of pieces of testis, but also by implantation of pieces of ovary.

    Hormones and Heredity J. T. Cunningham 1897

  • Smith and Schuster conclude that the normal development of the thumb-pad depends on the presence of normal testes, but that there is no sufficient evidence that the effect is due to a hormone derived from the testis.

    Hormones and Heredity J. T. Cunningham 1897

  • There is a thumb-pad on the right side that you use to manipulate the cursor, while the left - and right-click buttons are on the left side.

    PC Advisor News 2010

  • Control is very simply handled via a context-sensitive icon at the bottom left of the screen, each command corresponding to a direction on the thumb-pad.

    Pocket Gamer | | Latest additions 2009

  • Though some games on this list may arguably have caught up graphically, none of them deals with car handling on a digital mobile thumb-pad as well as

    Pocket Gamer | | Latest additions 2009

  • The Samsung has a qwerty thumb-pad which isn't as good for dialling numbers as a 4x3 keypad and not great for typing messages

    TechNet Blogs 2009

  • Forget LED thumb-pad identification devices, complex retinal laser scanning, or even computerized iris recognition, the way forward for biometric validation is a quick X-ray snapshot of a person's knees, according to a report published in the International Journal of Biometrics. - latest science and technology news stories 2009


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