thumbikins


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thumbikins

(ˈθʌmɪˌkɪnz) or

thumbkins

pl n
Scot thumbscrews
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The sulky dogs would rather have three twists of a rack, or the thumbikins for an hour, than pay out a denier for their own feudal father and liege lord.