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thumbling

Line breaks: thumb|ling
Pronunciation: /ˈθʌmlɪŋ
 
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Definition of thumbling in English:

noun

A very small person or fictional being.
Example sentences
  • A thief steals the oxen and, hearing the thumbling's angry voice, takes him to be a ghost.
  • Later the thumbling flies to Africa aboard a stork.
  • When Tom is identified as a thumbling, he has been speaking to a dragonfly larva also about to undergo a metamorphosis.

Origin

mid 19th century: from thumb + -ling.

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