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thumbkin

[thuhm-kin] /ˈθʌm kɪn/
noun
1.
thumbscrew (def 2).
Also, thumbikin
[thuhm-i-kin] /ˈθʌm ɪ kɪn/ (Show IPA),
thumbikins.
Origin of thumbkin
1675-1685
1675-85; thumb + -kin
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  • And a wolf coming by swallowed the paunch and thumbkin with it.

    Europa's Fairy Book Joseph Jacobs
  • When they had finished their supper the men looked about to find thumbkin, but he was not there.

    Europa's Fairy Book Joseph Jacobs
  • And the man took off his hat and put it on the ground, when thumbkin jumped off and hid himself in the crevice of a tree.

    Europa's Fairy Book Joseph Jacobs
  • The monks of Vera Cruz can best tell thee where little 'thumbkin' is.

    Sea-Dogs All! Tom Bevan
  • But at last the paunch of the wolf was slit open, and thumbkin jumped out and went to his mother.

    Europa's Fairy Book Joseph Jacobs

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