1. To play, as a stringed instrument, in a rude or monotonous manner.
2. Hence, to drum on; to strike in a monotonous manner; to thrum the table.
(Thrum"-eyed`) a. (Bot.) Having the anthers raised above the stigma, and visible at the
throat of the corolla, as in long-stamened primroses; the reverse of pin- eyed.
(Thrum"my) a. Like thrums; made of, furnished with, or characterized by, thrums. Dampier.
On her head thrummy cap she had.Chalkhill.
(Thrum"wort`) n. (Bot.) A kind of amaranth Dr. Prior.
(Thru*out") Throughout. [Ref. spelling.]
(Thrush) n. [OE. þrusche, AS. þrysce; akin to OHG. drosca, droscea, droscela, and E. throstle.
1. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds belonging to Turdus and allied genera. They
are noted for the sweetness of their songs.
Among the best-known European species are the song thrush or throstle the missel thrush (see under
Missel), the European redwing, and the blackbird. The most important American species are the wood
thrush Wilson's thrush the hermit thrush Swainson's thrush and the migratory thrush, or American robin
2. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds more or less resembling the true thrushes in
appearance or habits; as the thunderbird and the American brown thrush See Brown thrush.
Ant thrush. See Ant thrush, Breve, and Pitta. Babbling thrush, any one of numerous species
of Asiatic timaline birds; called also babbler. Fruit thrush, any species of bulbul. Shrike
thrush. See under Shrike. Stone thrush, the missel thrush; said to be so called from its marbled
breast. Thrush nightingale. See Nightingale, 2. - - Thrush tit, any one of several species of
Asiatic singing birds of the genus Cochoa. They are beautifully colored birds allied to the tits, but resembling
thrushes in size and habits. Water thrush. (a) The European dipper. (b) An American warbler
(Thrush) n. [Akin to Dan. tröske, Sw. trosk; cf. Dan. tör dry, Sw. torr, Icel. þurr, AS. þyrr, OE.
thrust thrist, E. thrist.]
1. (Med.) An affection of the mouth, fauces, etc., common in newly born children, characterized by
minute ulcers called aphthæ. See Aphthæ.
2. (Far.) An inflammatory and suppurative affection of the feet in certain animals. In the horse it is in
(Thrush"el) n. The song thrush. [Prov. Eng.]
(Thrush"er) n. The song thrush. [Prov. Eng.]
(Thrust) n. & v. Thrist. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Thrust), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thrust ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thrusting.] [OE. rusten, risten, resten,
Icel. rst to thrust, press, force, compel; perhaps akin to E. threat.]