[ US /ˈθɪmbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /θˈɪmbə‍l/ ]
  1. as much as a thimble will hold
  2. a small metal cap to protect the finger while sewing; can be used as a small container
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How To Use thimble In A Sentence

  • You could wait until you've got only a thimbleful of gas in there, but why not fill up now and forget about it for the next 60,000 miles?
  • In front of each god was a miniature steel plate and a tumbler the size of a large thimble.
  • The feast begins with a few hunks of soft onion bread and a thimbleful of an intensely rich roasted-eggplant garlic spread.
  • He had tasted it as a prisoner of war in Germany, and the wine, a thimbleful in a mustard jar, was underripe and short on the finish. Singing of France's Unsung Chenin Blanc
  • Matron allowed me to come too, for a while, to watch, pirouette around and drink a thimbleful of ginger wine.
  • He often requires performers to play in unconventional ways or use unusual objects as instruments - in the band, players produce sounds from tuned wine glasses, tam-tams and maracas and use metal thimbles on their strings.
  • Tamara, without haste, with a pin refastens the fabric more conveniently on her knee, smooths the seam down with the thimble, and speaks, without raising the narrowed eyes, her head bent just Yama: the pit
  • Then she would don a thimble, put a dint in the cookie, and fill it with jam.
  • I felt a kind of qualm of faintness and downsinking about my heart and stomach, to the dispelling of which I took a thimbleful of spirits, and, tying my red comforter about my neck, I marched briskly to the session-house. The World's Greatest Books — Volume 06 — Fiction
  • All materials (cellulose Soxhlet thimbles, silica wool, vials) were cleaned with analytical grade organic solvents prior to use.
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