What does the word thimble mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Hermann Sudermann
  2. I always keep a thimble in Roxanne's darning bag now, but sometimes the short girl beats me to it. – Phyllis by 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 by Edward William Cole