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 Thum’bikins or Thumbscrew.Thunder (Sons of) [Boanes’gs]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Thunder.
 
The giant who fell into the river and was killed, because Jack cut the ropes that suspended the drawbridge, and when the giant ventured to cross it the bridge fell in. (Jack the Giant Killer.)   1
 


 Thum’bikins or Thumbscrew.Thunder (Sons of) [Boanes’gs]. 

 
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