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thumber

slang A hitchhiker. I always used to give thumbers rides when I worked as a trucker. It turns out the thumber I picked up the other day was an escaped convict!

thumber

(ˈθəmɚ)
n. a beggar; a moocher. (As one who thumbs or begs a ride.) Don’t be a thumber, Frank. Go buy your own cancer sticks.
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Ms Thumber is one of four criminal law specialists at Waldrons, which advises on all criminal matters from theft, robbery and assault to road traffic offences.
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Below, Warnock barks his of orders; BLADE THUMBER: Sheffield United's Paddy Kenny shows his appreciation to the crowd; SCRAMBLED EGG: Eggert Magnusson and boss Curbishley
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THUMBER 1: Gerry & Sandra's family; CLOSE: Sandra & daughter Antonia; DECISION: Judges Louis, Larry & Kevin; DUET: Gerry is close at hand as Sandra wows the judges yesterday Pictures: COLLINS
THUMB AND THUMBER: Lopez celebrates scoring the only goal of the game