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thymy

[tahy-mee; spelling pronunciation thahy-mee] /ˈtaɪ mi; spelling pronunciation ˈθaɪ mi/
adjective, thymier, thymiest.
1.
of, pertaining to, resembling, or characteristic of thyme:
a thymy fragrance.
Origin of thymy
1720-1730
First recorded in 1720-30; thyme + -y1
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  • Then he threw himself on the thymy grass and tasted liberty.

  • I watched them disappear in a sort of moving frieze between the thymy turf and the hot, blue sky.

    Miss Million's Maid Bertha Ruck
  • thymy grass-plot at back of the Mahasu dak-bungalow, overlooking little wooded valley.

  • So the Lion had his supper, and then went wearily to sleep on a haycock in the thymy meadow.

    Kisington Town Abbie Farwell Brown
  • Joan, in her old tweed skirt and new canary-colored silk jumper, was stretched luxuriously on the thymy bents.

    A Case in Camera

    Oliver Onions
  • It was certainly small enough as we left the thymy hollow and slowly made for the cliff-tops.

    A Case in Camera

    Oliver Onions
  • Or, when we eat of the fragrant honey, we do not quarrel with the thymy bees because they have blended for us the sweets of Hybla.

  • It is a district of fresh winds and rocky summits, of thymy hill-sides, and of a quaint and arid sweetness.

    Old Kensington Miss Thackeray
  • The thymy wind would sough into his face: clear beam the solemn lights; the woods shiver softly.

    Old Kensington Miss Thackeray
  • Others gathered round them by the gap in the thymy earth-wall, and John raised his voice on high.

    Mushroom Town Oliver Onions

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