Word of the Week: thimblerig

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Last week’s Word of the Week was bosky. Bosky means having abundant trees or shrubs. In other words most of Texas is sans bosky.

This week’s word is thimblerig. As usual, submit your guess for thimblerig either via my contact page or through a comment below.

thimblerig: (ˈthim-bəl-rig) 1. the necessary equipment needed to hoist the Statue of Liberty’s thimble, if she had one 2. the size of a fire ant’s truck 3. the amount of oil generated from a drilling rig in downtown Manhattan.

Tomorrow’s Post: What was your act of kindness for this week?

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  1. May 6th, 2013 | Stonesmama says:

    Thimblerig: Thumbelina’s souped-up monster truck. She loves to drive it at monster truck rallies where she drives it over, and crushes, 20 Thimblecars.

  2. May 6th, 2013 | maryann says:

    I think I like your definition even better than mine! 🙂 –M.A.

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