Thickbill to Think
(Thick"bill`) n. The bullfinch. [Prov. Eng.]
(Thick"en) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thickened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thickening.] To make thick Specifically:
(a) To render dense; to inspissate; as, to thicken paint.
(b) To make close; to fill up interstices in; as, to thicken cloth; to thicken ranks of trees or men.
(c) To strengthen; to confirm. [Obs.]
And this may to thicken other proofs.Shak.
(d) To make more frequent; as, to thicken blows.
(Thick"en), v. i. To become thick. "Thy luster thickens when he shines by." Shak.
The press of people thickens to the court.Dryden.
The combat thickens, like the storm that flies.Dryden.
(Thick"en*ing), n. Something put into a liquid or mass to make it thicker.
(Thick"et) n. [AS. þiccet. See Thick, a.] A wood or a collection of trees, shrubs, etc., closely
set; as, a ram caught in a thicket. Gen. xxii. 13.
1. A thick-headed or stupid person. [Colloq.]
2. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of Australian singing birds of the genus Pachycephala. The males
of some of the species are bright-colored. Some of the species are popularly called thrushes.
(Thick"-head`ed), a. Having a thick skull; stupid.
(Thick"ish), a. Somewhat thick.
(Thick"-knee`) n. (Zoöl.) A stone curlew. See under Stone.
(Thick"ly), adv. In a thick manner; deeply; closely.
(Thick"ness), n. [AS. icnes.] The quality or state of being thick (in any of the senses of the
1. Close planted; as, a thickset wood; a thickset hedge. Dryden.
2. Having a short, thick body; stout.
1. A close or thick hedge.
2. A stout, twilled cotton cloth; a fustian corduroy, or velveteen. McElrath.
(Thick"skin`) n. A coarse, gross person; a person void of sensibility or sinsitiveness; a dullard.