Tom Thumb

  1. an imaginary hero of English folklore who was no taller than his father's thumb
  2. a very small person
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  • No little Gradgrind had ever associated a cow in a field with that famous cow with the crumpled horn who tossed the dog who worried the cat who killed the rat who ate the malt, or with that yet more famous cow who swallowed Tom Thumb: it had never heard of those celebrities, and had only been introduced to a cow as a graminivorous ruminating quadruped with several stomachs. Hard Times
  • Tom Thumb's mother once took him with her when she went to milk the cow; and it being a very windy day, she tied him with a needleful of thread to a thistle, that he might not be blown away.
  • Tom Thumb is a buttercrunch type of lettuce that matures to heads the size of tennis balls. Mini-veggies can be cute, tasty, easy to grow
  • No mention of fireworks such as bungers and tom thumbs.
  • It would be more than five years later, after the ‘Tom Thumb’ experiments, that steam locomotive technology would secure the company's success.
  • Cavorting among the alphabet characters are tiny human figures, veritable Tom Thumbs, populating a world of extravagantly scaled objects.
  • But its chief modern interest lies in the tradition that Swift once observed that he "had not laughed above twice" in his life, -- once at the tricks of a merry-andrew, and again when Fielding's Tom Thumb killed the ghost. Henry Fielding: a Memoir
  • Among the jests was a burlesque criticism of Tom Thumb. Spectator, June 7, 1711
  • The Characters Tom Thumb: A mischievous but lucky child who was no bigger than a thumb.
  • Yours truly wrapped with Dylan's ‘Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues’ and gospelized with a tribute to last year's departed Curtis Mayfield, ‘People Get Ready’.
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