Thick-and-thin block
Thick Thick, n. 1. The thickest part, or the time when anything is thickest. [1913 Webster]

In the thick of the dust and smoke. --Knolles. [1913 Webster]

2. A thicket; as, gloomy thicks. [Obs.] --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

Through the thick they heard one rudely rush. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

He through a little window cast his sight Through thick of bars, that gave a scanty light. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Thick-and-thin block} (Naut.), a fiddle block. See under {Fiddle}.

{Through thick and thin}, through all obstacles and difficulties, both great and small. [1913 Webster]

Through thick and thin she followed him. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

He became the panegyrist, through thick and thin, of a military frenzy. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]


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