• We ain't no thin red 'eroes,
    We ain't no thin red 'eroes,
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv thinly in a widely distributed manner "thinly overgrown mountainside"
    • adv thinly in a small quantity or extent "spread the margarine thinly over the meat","apply paint lightly"
    • adv thinly without viscosity "the blood was flowing thin"
    • adv thinly without force or sincere effort "smiled thinly"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Frisbee got its name from William Russel Frisbee, who was a pie baker. He used to sell his pies in a thin tin pan, which had Frisbee written on it. When Walter Frederick Morrison thought of the idea of making saucer like disks to play catch, he visited the campus of Yale and noticed people there were using the pie pan to play catch so he therefore renamed his invention to Frisbee
    • a Thinly In a thin manner; in a loose, scattered manner; scantily; not thickly; as, ground thinly planted with trees; a country thinly inhabited.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If hot water is suddenly poured into a glass that glass is more apt to break if it is thick than if it is thin. This is why test tubes are made of thin glass.
    • thinly In a thin manner; with little thickness or depth; sparsely; slightly; not substantially.
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If you're on thin ice, you might as well dance.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Thirty -- the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair.”
  • Havelock Ellis
    “All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.”
  • Cyril Connolly
    “The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life.”
  • Rodney Dangerfield
    Rodney Dangerfield
    “I found there was only one way to look thin, hang out with fat people.”
  • Clarence Day
    Clarence Day
    “Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.”


Into thin air - If something vanishes or disappears without trace, it vanishes into thin air; no-one knows where it has gone.
Skate on thin ice - If someone is skating on thin ice, they are taking a big risk.
Spread yourself too thin - If you spread youself too thin, you overextend yourself and take on too many things to deal with them properly.


In literature:

Flour enough to make a thin batter, fry with butter.
"My Pet Recipes, Tried and True" by Various
Then he jabbed the point through and cut a ragged hole in the thin foil.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
It was so ghastly white, so thin, and yet so young!
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Had you noticed, father, what exceedingly thin ice you have around this house?
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
At ten years of age the first thinning will give a valuable lot of hoop poles.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
He was not the only one to get thin; we were all getting thin.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Whin a man shows th' sthrain, whin he gets thin an' pale an' worrid in th' time f'r fightin', he's mighty near a cow'rd.
"Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War" by Finley Peter Dunne
Many are too close together for full grown trees and I plan to thin them.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
It is not as large as the former two, but it fills well and there is very little fibre; also the shell is thin.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
On the hardened filler apply a thin coat of shellac.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor

In poetry:

Trams are rolling all about you--
How the Elevated roars!
And above their noise and tumult
Your thin twanging vainly soars.
"To A Hurdy-Gurdy" by Charles Hanson Towne
Life is a charm, and all is good
To him who lives like Robin Hood,
Hearing ever, far and thin,
Hints of the tunes of Gamelyn.
"The Archer" by Maurice Thompson
Her hut within the valley stood,
Where thin grass grew alone,
No shade had she from lofty wood.
But much from towering stone.
"The Eagle" by William Hayley
He calls me "Child" - lays on my hair
Thin fingers, cold and mild;
Oh! God of Love, who answers prayer,
I wish I were a child!
"A Tragedy" by Edith Nesbit
So thin, so soft, so sweet, they glide,
So near to press they seem,
They lull us gently to our rest,
They melt into our dream.
"The Other World" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
A little lad, but thinly clad,
All day had roamed the street;
With stitled groans and aching bones,
He beg'd for bread to eat.
"The Dean's Brother" by John Hartley

In news:

'Gangnam Style' Lifeguards Were Already On Thin Ice in El Monte.
Top sirloin, thinly sliced6 Tbsp.
Thin cloud cover keeps it cool today, weekend rain chances fade.
1 cucumber cut in half and thinly sliced.
Thinly-Veiled Social Darwinism In Paul Ryan's Budget.
President Barack Obama recently lambasted the Paul Ryan budget as "thinly veiled social Darwinism" in a scorching budget speech.
Return of the Thin Man.
A Loss for Society as Decorum Wears Thin.
The thin electrical wire, or lead, from the defibrillator 's generator doesn't go into the heart, as other defibrillators do.
Daily, 4:30-10:30 pm or until the crowd thins.
Below find several of the culture-specific exotics I catch up on when the rock bands get thin.
Thin characters drag down 'Prometheus'.
For a do-it-yourself project, you could even make your own separators out of thin strips of wood.
The line between what's real and what's not is thin and shifting, and the US Department of Homeland Security has decided to explore both sides.
1 medium sweet onion, halved and sliced into thin wedges (NuVal™ Score 91).

In science:

Clearly the thin coverings of M correspond to the thin coverings of M σ .
Thin coverings of modules
Our strategy will be to describe the thin H -coverings of M , and then use them to determine the thin G-coverings.
Thin coverings of modules
There is a bijective correspondence between thin G-coverings of M and thin H -coverings of M .
Thin coverings of modules
Thus every thin G-covering comes from a thin H -covering.
Thin coverings of modules
There is a bijective correspondence between thin G-coverings of M and thin H -coverings of M .
Thin coverings of modules