This involves “finding out who has the thickest skin to take on Democrats in the fall,” he says.
Make an incision through the thickest part, a little way from the smaller end.
Swathe the body in the thickest of non-conductors of heat, and what happens?
This was a private lane, which ran through the recesses of the Chace where the wood was thickest and most secluded.
The blades should be at right angles to the thickest direction of the handle.
When he could hold his breath no longer he came up in one of the thickest clumps.
The hall of the chancellory had been transformed into a cloakroom and there the crowd was thickest.
Over there by the Isle of Birds they seem to crowd the thickest.
Through this gap my horse plunged into the thickest of the legion.
The thickest stroke of sadness can be effaced in an instant, and substituted with deeper traces of joy.
Old English þicce "not thin, dense," from Proto-Germanic *theku-, *thekwia- (cf. Old Saxon thikki, Old High German dicchi, German dick, Old Norse þykkr, Old Frisian thikke), from PIE *tegu- "thick" (cf. Gaelic tiugh).
Secondary Old English sense of "close together" is preserved in thickset and proverbial phrase thick as thieves (1833). Meaning "stupid" is first recorded 1590s. Phrase thick and thin is in Chaucer (late 14c.); thick-skinned is attested from 1540s; in figurative sense from c.1600. To be in the thick of some action, etc., "to be at the most intense moment" is from 1680s, from a Middle English noun sense.
adj. thick·er, thick·est
Relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite, usually in the smallest solid dimension; not thin.
Measuring a specified number of units in this dimension.
Heavy in form, build, or stature; thickset.
Having component parts in a close, crowded state or arrangement; dense.
Having or suggesting a heavy or viscous consistency.
Having a great number; abounding.
Impenetrable by the eyes.
Not easy to hear or understand; indistinctly articulated.
Noticeably affecting sound; conspicuous.
Producing indistinctly articulated sounds.
In a close, compact state or arrangement; densely.
In a thick manner; deeply or heavily.