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thuhm

  • n  the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb
  • n  the part of a glove that provides a covering for the thumb
  • n  a convex molding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or of an ellipse
  • v  travel by getting free rides from motorists
  • v  look through a book or other written material
    He thumbed through the report
  • v  feel or handle with the fingers

  • You can even tweak your station by giving songs a thumbs-up or thumbs-down.
  • The thumbs-up gesture worked just the other way.
  • Any plans for when those thumbs might return to TV? And what do you think of the new At the Movies program, hosted by Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz?.
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  • James Dobson in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    The Rev. James Dobson, head of the conservative Focus on Family, denounced McCain as a man who has "gone out of his way to stick his thumb in the eyes" of party conservatives, and called McCain a man of "legendary temper (who) often uses foul...
  • Rick Perry in PolitiFact
    Oh, I think there's a lot of different scenarios,Perry replied. "We've got a great union. There is absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what may...
  • Geoffrey Fieger in USA Today
    He's on a short leash for the next two years,Fieger said Friday. "After that, it will be another story. After two years, he no longer is going to be under their thumb."

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