1) One of the ends of weaver's threads; hence, any soft, short threads or tufts resembling these.

2) Any coarse yarn; an unraveled strand of rope.

3) A threadlike part of a flower; a stamen.

4) A shove out of place; a small displacement or fault along a seam.

5) A mat made of canvas and tufts of yarn.

v. i.

1) To play rudely or monotonously on a stringed instrument with the fingers; to strum.

2) Hence, to make a monotonous drumming noise; as, to thrum on a table.

v. t.

1) To furnish with thrums; to insert tufts in; to fringe.

2) 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.

3) To play, as a stringed instrument, in a rude or monotonous manner.

4) Hence, to drum on; to strike in a monotonous manner; to thrum the table.

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