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Thrums

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Weaver’s ends and fagends of carpet, used for common rugs. (The word is common to many languages, as Icelandic, thraum; German, trumm; Dutch, drom; Greek, thrumma; all meaning “fag-ends” or “fragments.”)

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“Come, sisters, come, cut thread and thrum;

Quàil, crush, conclude, and queil!”


Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream, v. 1.

Thread and thrum. Everything, good and bad together.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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