Fimble

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fimble Light summer hemp, that bears no seed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fimble To fumble; do anything imperfectly or irresolutely.
    • fimble To touch something lightly.
    • n fimble The male plants of hemp, which, being soonest ripe, are picked out by hand from among the female, which are left to ripen their seed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fimble fim′bl the male plant of hemp, yielding a weaker and shorter fibre than the Carl hemp or female plant.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Corrupted from female hemp,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. femel.

Usage

In literature:

And afterwards trim it to serve in a need; The fimble to spin, the card for her seed.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
And afterwards trim it to serve in a need, The fimble to spin, the card from her reel.
"Blue Robin, the Girl Pioneer" by Rena I. Halsey
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In news:

He was born March 1, 1951, in Russellville and was a truck driver for Roy Johnson Inc He was preceded in death by his sister, Jackie Fimble.
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