The SEALs carted away boxes of computers, hard drives, thumb drives, DVDs, and thousands of documents.
During some playful sparring on June 6, Piscitelli dislocated his thumb.
He provided a thumb drive with detailed directions to Pioneer Square, and an operations guideline for carrying out the attack.
But put your thumb on the left side of the chart, and start drawing the line beginning in 1970.
Paul Rudd has some advice for getting around in a pinch—when things go wrong, just stick out your thumb.
He had stepped to the door, and his thumb was on the wooden latch.
Hurd nodded and caught his smooth chin with his finger and thumb.
She was scarcely half as long as a thumb, and they gave her the name of Little thumb, or thumbelina, because she was so small.
They did see him—sitting on the floor of the council-chamber, sucking his thumb!
He slily got a crumb between a finger and thumb and shot it as boys do marbles, keeping the hand quite still.
Old English þuma, from West Germanic *thumon- (cf. Old Frisian thuma, Old Saxon, Old High German thumo, German Daumen, Dutch duim "thumb," Old Norse þumall "thumb of a glove"), literally "the stout or thick (finger)," from PIE *tum- "swell" (cf. Latin tumere "to swell," tumidus "swollen;" Avestan tuma "fat;" see thigh). For spelling with -b (attested from late 13c.), see limb.
To be under (someone's) thumb "be totally controlled by that person" is recorded from 1580s. Thumbs up (1887) and thumbs down (1906) were said to be from expressions of approval or the opposite in ancient amphitheaters, especially gladiator shows, where the gesture decided whether a defeated combatant was spared or slain. But the Roman gesture was merely one of hiding the thumb in the hand or extending it. Perhaps the modern gesture is from the usual coachmen's way of greeting while the hands are occupied with the reins.
"to go through" (especially of printed material), 1930, from thumb (n.), though the related sense of "soil or wear by handling" dates from 1640s. Meaning "to hitchhike" is 1939; originally the thumb pointed in the direction one wished to travel. Related: Thumbed; thumbing. To thumb (one's) nose as an expression of derision is recorded from 1903.
The short thick digit of the human hand, next to the index finger and opposable to each of the other four digits.
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