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thurm

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

First recorded in 1895–1900; perhaps metathetic variant of thrum2
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How to use thurm in a sentence

  • He had bidden her farewell before taking leave of the rest, at their old haunt by the Hunger-Thurm.

    Greifenstein|F. Marion Crawford
  • The trench has been long since filled in, but the huge round tower which guarded the gate still remains and is the Vestner Thurm.

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

    Russian Fairy Tales|W. R. S. Ralston
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