I would juggle away my Chatillon like a nutmeg out of a thimble.
This is an in-door game, founded on the familiar "Hunt the thimble."
Her needle, thimble, and other sewing things are placed with her in the grave.
You're the only one that's brought their thimble, I'll be bound.
For a moment there was only the little click of her thimble against the needle.
The eggs are smooth, coffee-coloured and shaped like a thimble.
In the second method, a thimble is used in place of the knife.
In blocks, confines the hook and thimble in the strop home to the scores.
It will usually be necessary to renew this thimble after each reaction.
Now revolver, holster, "thimble belt" of cartridges—all were gone.
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.