A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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(Thrimbling,) Thrumbling, vbl. n. [Thrimbil(l v.] Pushing, jostling. Also in fig. context. — The magistrates … could not gett us entrie to our roomes … without such delay of tyme and thrumbling through, as did grieve and offend us; 1638 Baillie I 123.
The kingdom of heaven is not gotten with a skip or leap, but with much seeking, thrumbling, and thrusting; 1649 Sel. Biog. I 398.

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