His well-thumbed copy of Herodotus, with its intriguing mementos inside, underscores the historic context.
He opens the briefcase to reveal hundreds of well-thumbed sheets of paper filled with typewritten words.
The cavalcade stops, and riding up to the carriage he shoves a well-thumbed envelope into our hands.
Gaspare ran for the candles while Salvatore got the cards, well-thumbed and dirty.
But he pushed the mass of yellow papers aside to resume his examination of a well-thumbed folder marked: "Production Schedule."
It opened at a well-thumbed spot and she tore a leaf from the binding.
Rag and Tatters, and copybook wisdom, well-thumbed and learnt, and then retailed as the original article.
Sometimes in winter when he did not have to go to sea he read one of the well-thumbed volumes by the aid of a tallow dip.
Hark back to your well-thumbed Lavengro and you will find, if you do not remember, his reasons.
He produced a well-thumbed volume from his pocket, and, opening it, laid it upon his knee.