Definition of Bethumb

1. v. t. To handle; to wear or soil by handling; as books.



Definition of Bethumb

1. Verb. (transitive) To take hold of or mark with the thumbs. ¹

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Definition of Bethumb

1. to mark with one's thumb [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bethumb

bethinking
bethinks
bethonged
bethorn
bethorned
bethorning
bethorns
bethought
bethrall
bethralls
bethreatened
bethrong
bethroth
bethrow
beths
bethumb (current term)
bethumbed
bethumbs
bethump
bethumped
bethumping
bethumps
bethwack
bethwacks
betid
betide
betided
betides
betidest
betideth

Literary usage of Bethumb

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1822)
"... and which they will never be able to read, to those classic poems, of which they have been the mont destructive enemies, by bethumb- ing and ..."

2. Remains of the Early Popular Poetry of England by William Carew Hazlitt (1866)
"... The stones did so bethumb hur bones, that down hur fell at last. When hur was down, mark what befell: her hostis and her son Came running, ..."

3. Horace's Life and Character: An Epitome of His Satires and Epistles by Horace (1877)
"That, though your vogue may last in Rome a while, 10 Yet, when bethumb'd and soil'd by vulgar hands, You will be eaten up by moth and worm, Or parcel goods ..."

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