- 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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Dahl compares it with the Russian tyurma, a prison, and the German Thurm.Russian Fairy Tales
W. R. S. Ralston