thimble

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thimble,

n See coping.
thimble, ionization chamber,
n See chamber, ionization, thimble.
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Madame," she said, in timid tones, for want had not yet made Adrienne bold or coarse, "I have a thimble to dispose of--could you be induced to buy it?
The woman took the thimble and examined it, weighed it, and submitted its metal to the test of the touchstone.
What do you expect to receive for this thimble, mademoiselle?
This was a great shock to her, but she felt she could not explain without shaming him, so with charming delicacy she gave Peter a thimble which happened to be in her pocket, and pretended that it was a kiss.
Very reluctantly Peter began to take the thimble off his finger.
I don't mean a kiss," she said hurriedly, "I mean a thimble.
Alice thought the whole thing very absurd, but they all looked so grave that she did not dare to laugh; and, as she could not think of anything to say, she simply bowed, and took the thimble, looking as solemn as she could.
I thought you would want it back," he said a little bitterly, and offered to return her the thimble.
Oh dear," said the nice Wendy, "I don't mean a kiss, I mean a thimble.
He bought the books he thought she would like best and wrote her name in them; he got the little feminine knick-knacks of basket and thimble.
Ay, very glad," said the younger man, who was looking at Maggie's silver thimble and other small matters that had been taken from her pocket.
Maggie began to think that Tom must be right about the gypsies; they must certainly be thieves, unless the man meant to return her thimble by and by.