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(Throw"-crook`) n. (Agric.) An instrument used for twisting ropes out of straw.
(Throwe) n. A turning lathe. [Prov. Eng.]
(Throw"er) n. One who throws. Specifically: (a) One who throws or twists silk; a throwster. (b)
One who shapes vessels on a throwing engine.
Throwing engine, Throwing mill, Throwing table, or Throwing wheel (Pottery), a machine on
which earthenware is first rudely shaped by the hand of the potter from a mass of clay revolving rapidly
on a disk or table carried by a vertical spindle; a potter's wheel.
(Throw"ing), a. & n. from Throw, v.
Thrown silk, silk thread consisting of two or more singles twisted together like a rope, in a direction
contrary to that in which the singles of which it is composed are twisted. M'Culloch. Thrown singles,
silk thread or cord made by three processes of twisting, first into singles, two or more of which are twisted
together making dumb singles, and several of these twisted together to make thrown singles.
(Thrown) a. & p. p. from Throw, v.
(Throw"-off`) n. A start in a hunt or a race. [Eng.]
(Throw"ster) n. [Throw + - ster.] One who throws or twists silk; a thrower.
(Thru) prep., adv. & a. Through. [Ref. spelling.]
(Thrum) n. [OE. thrum, throm; akin to OD. drom, D. dreum, G. trumm, lump, end, fragment,
OHG. drum end, Icel. römr edge, brim, and L. terminus a limit, term. Cf. Term.] [Written also thrumb.]
1. One of the ends of weaver's threads; hence, any soft, short threads or tufts resembling these.
2. Any coarse yarn; an unraveled strand of rope.
3. (Bot.) A threadlike part of a flower; a stamen.
4. (Mining) A shove out of place; a small displacement or fault along a seam.
5. (Naut.) A mat made of canvas and tufts of yarn.
Thrum cap, a knitted cap. Halliwell. - - Thrum hat, a hat made of coarse woolen cloth. Minsheu.
(Thrum), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thrummed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thrumming.]
1. To furnish with thrums; to insert tufts in; to fringe.
Are we born to thrum caps or pick straw?Quarles.
2. (Naut.) To insert short pieces of rope- yarn or spun yarn in; as, to thrum a piece of canvas, or a
mat, thus making a rough or tufted surface. Totten.
(Thrum), v. i. [CF. Icel. ruma to rattle, to thunder, and E. drum.]
1. To play rudely or monotonously on a stringed instrument with the fingers; to strum.
2. Hence, to make a monotonous drumming noise; as, to thrum on a table.
(Thrum), v. t.