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thurm

[thurm]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to carve (a piece of wood, as a post or table leg) across the grain so as to produce an effect of turning.

Origin of thurm

First recorded in 1895–1900; perhaps metathetic variant of thrum2
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Historical Examples

  • Dahl compares it with the Russian tyurma, a prison, and the German Thurm.

    Russian Fairy Tales

    W. R. S. Ralston