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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Protective covering for an injured finger.

Usage examples (5)
  • Hickson held the thumbstall close to his right eye to judge the neatness of his stitching.
  • Hickson was sewing up the frayed edge of his leather thumbstall which protected his hand when a cannon was swabbed out.
  • The gunner had to stop the touchhole so that the rammer could not drive a jet of fresh air down the barrel and so ignite any scraps of remaining powder, and Hickson's old and...
  • "I thank ye," she said heartily, and pressing down the thumbstall of the latch, went in. for more
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