I would juggle away my Chatillon like a nutmeg out of a thimble.
You're the only one that's brought their thimble, I'll be bound.
Her needle, thimble, and other sewing things are placed with her in the grave.
The eggs are smooth, coffee-coloured and shaped like a thimble.
For a moment there was only the little click of her thimble against the needle.
In blocks, confines the hook and thimble in the strop home to the scores.
In the second method, a thimble is used in place of the knife.
Now revolver, holster, "thimble belt" of cartridges—all were gone.
It will usually be necessary to renew this thimble after each reaction.
The man of the thimble looked at the gold, and then at him who produced it, and scratched his head.
Old English þymel "sheath or covering for the thumb," from thuma (see thumb) + -el, suffix used in forming names of instruments (cf. handle). Excrescent -b- began mid-15c. (cf. humble, nimble). Originally of leather, metal ones came into use 17c. Thimblerig, con game played with three thimbles and a pea or button, is attested from 1825 by this name, though references to thimble cheats, probably the same swindle, date back to 1716.