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Tom Thumb

Definitions

  • THE FAIRY QUEEN BRINGING TOM THUMB TO HIS MOTHER
    THE FAIRY QUEEN BRINGING TOM THUMB TO HIS MOTHER
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Tom Thumb a very small person
    • n Tom Thumb an imaginary hero of English folklore who was no taller than his father's thumb
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Additional illustrations & photos:

KING ARTHUR RECEIVING TOM THUMB KING ARTHUR RECEIVING TOM THUMB
The Adventures of Tom Thumb The Adventures of Tom Thumb
Tom Thumb told her they were poor children who had lost their road Tom Thumb told her they were poor children who had lost their road
Tom Thumb's Alphabet title Tom Thumb's Alphabet title

Usage

In literature:

With a boathook, fortunately at hand, I managed to wrench open the turtle's mouth and extract Tom's thumb.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
The mountain was still above me, and I continued my ascent; but the chips now disappeared, and, like Tom Thumb, I lost my way.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Tom Thumb had found a fish, and we were each busy for a while.
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
There sat General Tom Thumb, the curiosity of the time, the smallest dwarf known.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
King Chrononhotonthologos was to be led in chains by Tom Thumb.
"Miss Mackenzie" by Anthony Trollope
The story of Tom Thumb's success reads like a romance.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
Some wore a Tom Thumb variety, and others wore scarves.
"The War in South Africa" by Arthur Conan Doyle
He was at home at the time the Tom Thumb combination was at Washington.
"Behind the Scenes" by Elizabeth Keckley
Then she called softly, "Come, come, Tom Thumb," and as she finished calling she put the stem of the cherries between her lips.
"Five Little Friends" by Sherred Willcox Adams
When it was cut open, everybody was delighted with little Tom Thumb.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
The worshipful John Bull acted the part of the cow, in Tom Thumb.
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor" by Samuel James Arnold
Messrs. Cobb & Co. had sent a Tom Thumb sort of coach and a buggy, into which our numerous party could by no means squeeze.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
They rush by thousands to see Tom Thumb.
"Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign" by John Ashton
Very soon after a cow ate up the thistle and swallowed Tom Thumb.
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole
Five, we may call it, with little Tom Thumb, And that fist in her mouth is as sweet as a plum.
"Mother Truth's Melodies" by Mrs. E. P. Miller
At his birth he was scarcely bigger than a man's thumb, and he was called in consequence 'Little Tom Thumb.
"Old-Time Stories" by Charles Perrault
By and by he saw a little man in the distance, who, on coming nearer, turned out to be Tom Thumb.
"Puss Junior and Robinson Crusoe" by David Cory
Go on with your dinner, and let Tom Thumb remove my glass and seat at once, and make it appear as though I was not here.
"With Rifle and Bayonet" by F.S. Brereton
The trial was successful, for "Tom Thumb" drew a car-load of passengers at the rate of fifteen to eighteen miles per hour.
"Great Inventions and Discoveries" by Willis Duff Piercy
But say, if you want to do something, Tom, rub this stuff into my thumb, will you?
"A Quarter-Back's Pluck" by Lester Chadwick
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In poetry:

But as the tinker climb'd a stile,
He nearly tumbled back :
Now gip, old knave ! out cried Tom Thumb,
A-hanging on his pack.
"The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb" by Anonymous British
How, after this, the king would not
Abroad for pleasure go
But still Tom Thumb must ride with him,
Placed on his saddle-bow.
"The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb" by Anonymous British
From which Tom Thumb got loose at last,
And home return'd again ;
Where he from following dangers long,
In safety did remain :
"The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb" by Anonymous British
Meanwhile the cow was troubled much,
And soon releas'd Tom Thumb ;
No rest she had till out her mouth,
In bad plight he did come.
"The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb" by Anonymous British

In news:

Tom Thumb and Central Market.
Tom Thumb ' Nov 13, 15.
Just Like Tom Thumb 's Blues.
Breaking News Newsflash Holley Tom Thumb robbed at knifepoint.
Campfire Grill, inside Tom's Thumb Fresh Market.
Built in 2009, the trail from the Gateway Access trailhead to the base of Tom's Thumb in the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale is truly upscale.
"The Autobiography of Mrs Tom Thumb, " by Melanie Benjamin, and "Among the Wonderful," by Stacy Carlson.
Tom Thumb and Central Market.
Tom-Thumb turbines power radio-controlled jets.
Campfire Grill, inside Tom's Thumb Fresh Market.
00 pm at the Tom Thumb off Back Beach Road.
Police say the suspect robbed a Tom Thumb Gas station and a Sonic Drive Thru in Crestview at Gunpoint.
Mr Papp was born & raised up in Fairbanks, Alaska & has been writing & keeping a journal since the Tom Thumb age of 6.
TOM THUMB 26, 28, 305, 330.
Roberts TOM THUMB 26 or 28 or 305 or 330 Study plans cover all three versions.
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