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 Throwing an Old Shoe for Luck.Thrummy Cap. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Thrums.
 
Weaver’s ends and fagends of carpet, used for common rugs. (The word is common to many languages, as Icelandic, thraum; German, trumm; Dutch, drom; Greek, thrumma; all meaning “fag-ends” or “fragments.”)   1
       
“Come, sisters, come, cut thread and thrum;
Quàil, crush, conclude, and queil!”
       
Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream, v. 1.
   Thread and thrum. Everything, good and bad together.   2
 


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