(Thim"ble*ber`ry) n. (Bot.) A kind of black raspberry common in America.

(Thim"ble*eye`) n. (Zoöl.) The chub mackerel. See under Chub.

(Thim"ble*ful) n.; pl. Thimblefuls As much as a thimble will hold; a very small quantity.

For a thimbleful of golf, a thimbleful of love.

(Thim"ble*rig`) n. A sleight-of-hand trick played with three small cups, shaped like thimbles, and a small ball or little pea.

(Thim"ble*rig`), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thimblerigged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thimblerigging.] To swindle by means of small cups or thimbles, and a pea or small ball placed under one of them and quickly shifted to another, the victim laying a wager that he knows under which cup it is; hence, to cheat by any trick.

(Thim"ble*rig`ger) n. One who cheats by thimblerigging, or tricks of legerdemain.

(Thim"ble*weed`) n. (Bot.) Any plant of the composite genus Rudbeckia, coarse herbs somewhat resembling the sunflower; — so called from their conical receptacles.

(Thin) a. [Compar. Thiner ; superl. Thinest.] [OE. thinne, thenne, thunne, AS. þynne; akin to D. dun, G. dünn, OHG. dunni, Icel. þunnr, Sw. tunn, Dan. tynd, Gael. & Ir. tana, W. teneu, L. tenuis, Gr. (in comp.) stretched out, stretched, stretched out, long, Skr. tanu thin, slender; also to AS. enian to extend, G. dehnen, Icel. enja, Goth. anjan L. tendere to stretch, tenere to hold, Gr. to stretch, Skr. tan. &radic51 & 237. Cf. Attenuate, Dance, Tempt, Tenable, Tend to move, Tenous, Thunder, Tone.]

1. Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite; as, a thin plate of metal; thin paper; a thin board; a thin covering.

2. Rare; not dense or thick; — applied to fluids or soft mixtures; as, thin blood; thin broth; thin air. Shak.

In the day, when the air is more thin.

Satan, bowing low
His gray dissimulation, disappeared,
Into thin air diffused.

3. Not close; not crowded; not filling the space; not having the individuals of which the thing is composed in a close or compact state; hence, not abundant; as, the trees of a forest are thin; the corn or grass is thin.

Ferrara is very large, but extremely thin of people.

4. Not full or well grown; wanting in plumpness.

Seven thin ears . . . blasted with the east wind.
Gen. xli. 6.

5. Not stout; slim; slender; lean; gaunt; as, a person becomes thin by disease.

6. Wanting in body or volume; small; feeble; not full.

Thin, hollow sounds, and lamentable screams.

7. Slight; small; slender; flimsy; wanting substance or depth or force; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a covering; as, a thin disguise.

My tale is done, for my wit is but thin.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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