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thimblerig

División en sílabas: thim·ble·rig
Pronunciación: /ˈTHimb(ə)lˌriɡ
 
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Definición de thimblerig en inglés:

sustantivo

Another term for shell game.
Example sentences
  • Select your character and find it hidden beneath one of the three containers in the game of thimblerig.
  • Find the Lady is, except for the props used, essentially the same as the probably centuries-older shell game or thimblerig.
  • There was Dr. Bennett, a riverboat gambler who invented thimblerig and could still outwit the best of them at 70.

Origen

early 19th century: from thimble + rig2 in the sense 'trick, dodge'.

Derivados

thimblerigger

1
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • The sort of stuff that thimbleriggers and sleight-of-hand artists peddled off the backs of wagons to gawping farmhands and country bumpkins back in the 19th century.
  • But thimbleriggers are masters of sleight of hand and can move and manipulate the seed unfairly - so the guileless player doesn't stand a chance of winning.
  • You'll find thimbleriggers frequently, but don't be misled to play the three shells game, you'll lose!

Words that rhyme with thimblerig

Meurig • oilrigLeipzig

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