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  • 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
  • s  (of pages) worn or soiled by thumb and fingers by frequent handling or turning
    well-thumbed pages of the dictionary

  • The steamy section of a well-thumbed romance novel? Try neither: The scene is actually taken from the April 2007 issue of the Gorilla Gazette, a primatology journal.
  • Instead of medals, he carried a well-thumbed Bible; instead of doeskin gloves, a single dress shirt, a plastic wing collar given to him by a friend, a ratty grey Shetland .
  • But you won't find portraits of Mao hanging on the walls or Little Red Books being thumbed in the village tea shops.
News & Articles

  • Green-thumbed thieves target south Minneapolis yards
    Residents and businesses remain on high alert after some green-thumbed thieves started targeting south Minneapolis yards.
    June 14, 2013 - KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • State Fair to be brighter thanks to flowers, greenery
    The green-thumbed elves of Vlcek Gardens supervised a massive planting of flowers, vines and grasses at Fonner Park last week. The finished results will eventually be located across the sea of asphalt during the State Fair late in August. The bright flowers and greenery made a noticeable difference last year — the second year of Nebraska’s annual end-of-summer event — and it appeared there will ...
    June 10, 2013 - Grand Island Independent
  • The opinions are in: Log pages through city manager's annual evaluation
    Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 15:29 PM. As part of the city's annual city manager review process, The Log has thumbed through the evaluations that were completed by the members of the City Council to see what they had to say/write about Maryann Ustick's job performance.
    June 10, 2013 - The Destin Log

  • Thomas DiNapoli in BusinessWeek
    In 2008, taxpayers paid for a second chance for NYRA,DiNapoli said Wednesday. "NYRA then turned around and thumbed its nose at those same taxpayers and refused to open its books to my auditors. ...... Fortunately, NYRA had a change of...
  • Tom DeLay in Baltimore Sun
    Later, DeLay said: "We will look at an arrogant, out-of-control, unaccountable judiciary that thumbed their nose at Congress and the president."
  • Barnaby Joyce in The Age
    The government's talks were with the oil majors who earnestly put their hand to their hearts and said that they were going to play ball, but they haven't,Senator Joyce said. "So basically once more they've thumbed their nose at the...

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