Thrummed
Thrum Thrum, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thrummed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thrumming}.] 1. To furnish with thrums; to insert tufts in; to fringe. [1913 Webster]

Are we born to thrum caps or pick straw? --Quarles. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) To insert short pieces of rope-yarn or spun yarn in; as, to thrum a piece of canvas, or a mat, thus making a rough or tufted surface. --Totten. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • thrum — [θrʌm] v past tense and past participle thrummed present participle thrumming [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: From the sound] to make a low sound like the sound of an engine ▪ The engine thrummed into life. >thrum[i] n [singular] ▪ the thrum of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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