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thurm

[thurm] /θɜrm/
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
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; perhaps metathetic variant of thrum2
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  • Dahl compares it with the Russian tyurma, a prison, and the German thurm.

    Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston

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