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THUMP'ING, participle present tense Striking or beating with something thick or blunt.

1. adjective Heavy.

2. Vulgarly, stout; fat; large.

THUM'-RING, noun A ring worn on the thum.

THUM'-STALL, noun [thum and stall.] A kind of thimble or ferule of iron, horn or leather, with the edges turned up to receive the thread in making sails. It is worn on the thum to tighten the stitches.