References in classic literature ?
Then you can put Solomon's ring upon your left thumb and give him the finishing stroke, but keep the ring on your third finger until you have come close to him, so that the monster cannot see you, else he might strike you dead with his long tail.
TOM THUMB and Hunca Munca went up-stairs and peeped into the dining- room.
Then, applying his thumb to his nose, he thought proper to make an indescribable movement with the rest of his fingers.
I've got him here," he whispered, jerking his thumb over his shoulder; "he's all right.
But when I stared harder, it was more like a man's thumb pressed on the pane; it had that curled look that a thumb has.
Then Tom Thumb, seeing his father, cried out, 'See, father, here I am with the cart, all right and safe
All this time the youth had been sniffing at the rose that he held betwixt his thumb and finger.
As he held the waxen print close to the blood-stain, it did not take a magnifying glass to see that the two were undoubtedly from the same thumb.
One of the doctors came out of the tent in a bloodstained apron, holding a cigar between the thumb and little finger of one of his small bloodstained hands, so as not to smear it.
Hop o' my Thumb,' and he has been making abstracts ever since.
I was eight or nine, in velveteen, diamond socks ('Cross your legs when they look at you,' my mother had said, 'and put your thumb in your pocket and leave the top of your handkerchief showing'), and I had travelled by rail to visit a relative.
To be Mary-Annish is to behave like a girl, whimpering because nurse won't carry you, or simpering with your thumb in your mouth, and it is a hateful quality, but to be mad- dog is to kick out at everything, and there is some satisfaction in that.
The Wizard reached out, caught the wee creature in his hand, and holding its head between one thumb and finger and its tail between the other thumb and finger he pulled it apart, each of the two parts becoming a whole and separate piglet in an instant.
Then she lifted her right hand, with the thumb pointed upward, and said:
You can't get my goat, and maybe I can't get yours entirely, but I can keep you under my thumb to work for me.