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

  Thumb \Thumb\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thumbed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To handle awkwardly. --Johnson.
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     2. To play with the thumbs, or with the thumbs and fingers;
        as, to thumb over a tune.
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     3. To soil or wear with the thumb or the fingers; to soil, or
        wear out, by frequent handling; also, to cover with the
        thumb; as, to thumb the touch-hole of a cannon.
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              He gravely informed the enemy that all his cards had
              been thumbed to pieces, and begged them to let him
              have a few more packs.                --Macaulay.
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