Part of speech: noun

A cap of metal, worn on the end of the finger in sewing.

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Usage examples "thimble":

  1. No matter how wretched a specimen a man is, with brains and soul that might be packed into a thimble, he can give you an hour of ecstasy- one hour in which bells chime, in which the spheres are full of organ- sounds. - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.
  2. I always keep a thimble in Roxanne's darning bag now, but sometimes the short girl beats me to it. - "Phyllis", Maria Thompson Daviess.
  3. There's my cotton, there's my thread Thimble in its little bed; All is safe- my box I lock, Now I come- 'tis twelve o'clock. - "Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1", Edward William Cole.