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

  Thud \Thud\ (th[u^]d), v. i. & t.
     To make, or strike so as to make, a dull sound, or thud.
  
           Hardly the softest thudding of velvety pads. --A. C.
                                                    Doyle.
  
           The waves break into spray, dash and rumble and thud
           below your feet.                         --H. F. Brown.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thud \Thud\ (th[u^]d), n. [Cf. AS. [thorn][=o]den a whirlwind,
     violent wind, or E. thump.]
     A dull sound without resonance, like that produced by
     striking with, or striking against, some comparatively soft
     substance; also, the stroke or blow producing such sound; as,
     the thrud of a cannon ball striking the earth.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           At every new thud of the blast, a sob arose. --Jeffrey.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           At intervals there came some tremendous thud on the
           side of the steamer.                     --C. Mackay.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  thud
      n 1: a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
           [syn: thump, thumping, clump, clunk, thud]
      v 1: make a dull sound; "the knocker thudded against the front
           door" [syn: thud, thump]
      2: strike with a dull sound; "Bullets were thudding against the
         wall"
      3: make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants [syn:
         crump, thud, scrunch]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "thud":
     beat, bump, chink, click, clink, clop, clump, clunk, crump,
     dull thud, flick, flump, hit, pad, pat, patter, pitapat,
     pitter-patter, plump, plunk, pop, pound, rap, smite, strike, tap,
     thump, tick, tinkle, tunk, wham, whomp
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  thud
   n.
  
      1. Yet another metasyntactic variable (see foo). It is reported that at
      CMU from the mid-1970s the canonical series of these was ?foo?, ?bar?,
      ?thud?, ?blat?.
  
      2. Rare term for the hash character, ?#? (ASCII 0100011). See ASCII for
      other synonyms.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  thud
  
     1. Yet another metasyntactic variable (see foo).  It is
     reported that at CMU from the mid-1970s the canonical series
     of these was "foo", "bar", "thud", "blat".
  
     2. Rare term for the hash character, "#" (ASCII 35).  See
     ASCII for other synonyms.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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