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 for Thumb mark
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thumb \Thumb\, n. [OE. thombe, thoumbe, [thorn]ume, AS.
     [thorn][=u]ma; akin to OFries. th[=u]ma, D. duim, G. daumen,
     OHG. d[=u]mo, Icel. [thorn]umall, Dan. tommelfinger, Sw.
     tumme, and perhaps to L. tumere to swell. [root]56. Cf.
     Thimble, Tumid.]
     The short, thick first digit of the human hand, differing
     from the other fingers in having but two phalanges; the
     pollex. See Pollex.
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           Upon his thumb he had of gold a ring.    --Chaucer.
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     Thumb band, a twist of anything as thick as the thumb.
     Thumb blue, indigo in the form of small balls or lumps,
        used by washerwomen to blue linen, and the like.
     Thumb latch, a door latch having a lever formed to be
        pressed by the thumb.
     Thumb mark.
     (a) The mark left by the impression of a thumb, as on the
         leaves of a book. --Longfellow.
     (b) The dark spot over each foot in finely bred black and tan
     Thumb nut, a nut for a screw, having wings to grasp between
        the thumb and fingers in turning it; also, a nut with a
        knurled rim for the same perpose.
     Thumb ring, a ring worn on the thumb. --Shak.
     Thumb stall.
     (a) A kind of thimble or ferrule of iron, or leather, for
         protecting the thumb in making sails, and in other work.
     (b) (Mil.) A buckskin cushion worn on the thumb, and used to
         close the vent of a cannon while it is sponged, or
     Under one's thumb, completely under one's power or
        influence; in a condition of subservience. [Colloq.]
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