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Pronunciation : Thrum
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. thrum, throm; akin to OD. drom, D. dreum, G. trumm, lump, end, fragment, OHG. drum end, Icel. edge, brim, and L. terminus a limit, term. Cf. Term.] [Written also thrumb.]
Definition : 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.)

Defn: A threadlike part of a flower; a stamen.

4. (Mining)

Defn: A shove out of place; a small displacement or fault along a seam.

5. (Naut.)

Defn: 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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Thrum
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To furnish with thrums; to insert tufts in; to fringe. Are we born to thrum caps or pick straw Quarles.

2. (Naut.)

Defn: 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.

t. [imp. & p. p. Thrummed; p. pr. & vb. n. Thrumming.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Thrum
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [CF. Icel. to rattle, to thunder, and E. drum.]
Definition : 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.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Thrum
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 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.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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