2. That which is stolen. [Obs.] Shak.
1. Given to stealing; addicted to theft; as, a thievish boy, a thievish magpie.
2. Like a thief; acting by stealth; sly; secret.
Time's thievish progress to eternity.Shak.
3. Partaking of the nature of theft; accomplished by stealing; dishonest; as, a thievish practice.
Or with a base and biosterous sword enforceShak.
A thievish living on the common road.
Thiev"ish*ly, adv. Thiev"ish*ness, n.
(Thigh) n. [OE. thi, þih, þeh, AS. þeóh; akin to OFries. thiach, D. dij, dije, OHG. dioh, thioh,
Icel. þjo thigh, rump, and probably to Lith. taukas fat of animals, tukti to become fat, Russ. tuke fat
of animals. &radic56.]
1. (Anat.) The proximal segment of the hind limb between the knee and the trunk. See Femur.
2. (Zoöl.) The coxa, or femur, of an insect.
Thigh bone (Anat.), the femur.
(Thilk) pron. [Cf. Ilk same.] That same; this; that. [Obs.] "I love thilk lass." Spenser.
Thou spake right now of thilke traitor death.Chaucer.
(Thill) n. [OE. thille, AS. ille a board, plank, beam, thill; akin to el a plank, D. deel a plank, floor,
G. diele, OHG. dili, dilla, Icel. ilja a plank, planking, a thwart, ili a wainscot, plank; cf. Skr. tala a
level surface. &radic236. Cf. Fill a thill, Deal a plank.]
1. One of the two long pieces of wood, extending before a vehicle, between which a horse is hitched; a
2. (Mining) The floor of a coal mine. Raymond.
Thill coupling, a device for connecting the thill of a vehicle to the axle.
(Thill"er) n. The horse which goes between the thills, or shafts, and supports them; also, the last
horse in a team; called also thill horse.
(Thim"ble) n. [OE. thimbil, AS. mel, fr. ma a thumb. &radic56. See Thumb.]
1. A kind of cap or cover, or sometimes a broad ring, for the end of the finger, used in sewing to protect
the finger when pushing the needle through the material. It is usually made of metal, and has upon the
outer surface numerous small pits to catch the head of the needle.
2. (Mech.) Any thimble-shaped appendage or fixure. Specifically: (a) A tubular piece, generally a
strut, through which a bolt or pin passes. (b) A fixed or movable ring, tube, or lining placed in a hole.
(c) A tubular cone for expanding a flue; called ferrule in England.
3. (Naut.) A ring of thin metal formed with a grooved circumference so as to fit within an eye-spice, or
the like, and protect it from chafing.