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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Thrum \Thrum\, verb (used with an object) [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Thrum \Thrum\, verb (used without an object) [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Thrum \Thrum\, verb (used with an object)

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Thrum \Thrum\ (thr[u^]m), noun [OE. thrum, throm; akin to OD. drom, D. dreum, G. trumm, lump, end, fragment, OHG. drum end, Icel. [thorn]r["o]mr 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

thrum

noun

1: a thrumming sound; "he could hear the thrum of a banjo"

verb

1: sound with a monotonous hum [syn: {hum}, {thrum}]

2: sound the strings of (a string instrument); "strum a guitar" [syn: {strum}, {thrum}]

3: make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night" [syn: {drum}, {beat}, {thrum}]


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