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  Evolution: The Panda's Thumb [Athro, Limited: Biology]
The "thumb" that underlies the thumb pad of the giant panda consists of a single bone that is not one of its normal digits.
In either case, the panda's thumb is a contrivance that is an artifact of the history of the panda.
The original function of the radial sesamoid was to reduce the chance of tears in the tendon that runs to the thumb from a muscle in the arm (the sesamoid forms where this tendon bends around the edge of the wrist).
www.athro.com /evo/pthumb.html   (970 words)

 The Thumb Architecture Extension
With cost-sensitive embedded control applications such as cell phones, disk drives, modems and pagers all hitting the performance ceilings of their current generation CISC controllers, designers are looking for ways to achieve 32-bit performance and address space but without the costs associated with going to a 32-bit system.
Designers can use both 16-bit Thumb and 32-bit ARM instructions sets and therefore have the flexibility to emphasise performance or code size on a sub-routine level as their applications require.
Thumb has better code density than common 8 and 16-bit CISC/RISC Controllers and is at a fraction of the code size of traditional 32-bit architectures.
www.arm.com /products/CPUs/archi-thumb.html   (283 words)

 ASSH | Arthritis: Base of the Thumb
The thumb basal joint, also known as the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint, is a specialized saddle-shaped joint that is formed by a small wrist bone (trapezium) and the first of the three bones in the thumb (metacarpal).
The most common symptom of thumb basal joint arthritis is a deep, aching pain at the base of the thumb.
In severe cases, progressive destruction and mal-alignment of the joint occurs and a “bump” develops at the base of the thumb, which is caused by the thumb metacarpal moving out of position in relation to the trapezium.
www.assh.org /AM/Template.cfm?Section=Hand_Conditions&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=7524   (578 words)

 Thumb arthritis - MayoClinic.com
Thumb arthritis, also called basal joint arthritis, occurs when the joint at your wrist and the base of your thumb — the basal, or carpometacarpal (CMC), joint — develops osteoarthritis.
Having thumb arthritis can cause debilitating hand pain, swelling and decreased strength and range of motion, making it difficult to do simple household tasks, such as turn doorknobs and open jars.
Thumb arthritis usually occurs after age 40, and is more common in women than in men.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/thumb-arthritis/DS00703   (208 words)

 Skier's Thumb
Skier's thumb describes an injury of the soft tissue that connects the bones of your thumb together.
The ultimate stability of the ligament is important because of its contribution to the grasping function of the thumb.
People with skier’s thumb may be able to return to work and even skiing in a short period with proper rehabilitation.
www.emedicinehealth.com /skiers_thumb/article_em.htm   (202 words)

 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Thumb.
When a gladiator was vanquished it rested with the spectators to decide whether he should be slain or not.
It is not correct to say, if they wished the man to live they held their thumbs downwards; if to be slain, they held their thumbs upwards.
In ancient Rome the augurs took special notice of the palpitation of the heart, the flickering of the eye and the pricking of the thumb.
www.bartleby.com /81/16481.html   (548 words)

 Clubbed Thumb: A Downtown Theater Company
We are proud to announce the publication by Playscripts, Inc. of the anthology Funny, Strange, Provocative: Seven Plays from Clubbed Thumb.
Clubbed Thumb commissions, develops, and produces funny, strange, and provocative new plays.
Clubbed Thumb is an incubator for artists and their work, staging plays to critical acclaim while supporting an ever-growing creative community.
www.clubbedthumb.org   (120 words)

 Underdeveloped or Absent Thumb (Thumb Hypoplasia/Aplasia) - My Child Has - Children's Hospital Boston
The thumb is slightly scaled down in size, but all of the structures of the thumb, the bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints are normal.
The thumb is small, and there are abnormalities in the tendons, muscles and the middle joint of the thumb (metacarpophalangeal joint) is unstable, causing the thumb to wobble.
Reconstruction of the thumb - This may involve one operation to release the tight web space between the thumb and index finger using skin grafts, stabilize the middle joint through ligament reconstruction and improve function of the muscles in the thumb, by transplanting a muscle from another finger, usually the little finger.
www.childrenshospital.org /az/Site2011/mainpageS2011P0.html   (805 words)

 BlackBerry Thumb: Real Illness or Just Dumb?
One reserves one's relatively clumsy thumbs for the humble task of striking the spacebar.
But thumb typing is very repetitive, and the keys are so small it makes it difficult to navigate around easily.
"His thumb was only a small portion of his problem - his whole arm was affected." Allen says the child had nerve damage in his shoulder as well.
arthritis.webmd.com /news/20050126/blackberry-thumb-real-illness-just-dumb   (676 words)

 eMedicine - Trigger Thumb : Article by David R Steinberg, MD
Trigger thumb is more likely to occur in an individual with any condition that causes proliferation of the tenosynovium, such as inflammatory arthritis, gout, or chronic infection (eg, fungus or atypical mycobacteria).
Trigger thumb in patients with rheumatoid arthritis or chronic infection is due to diffuse proliferation of tenosynovium within the tendon sheath.
The congenital trigger thumb must be differentiated from fracture, dislocation, congenital absence of the extensor, and, less commonly, cerebral palsy or arthrogryposis.
www.emedicine.com /orthoped/topic571.htm   (2088 words)

 thumb - Search Results - MSN Encarta
anatomy of thumb, thumb sucking, dangers of, types of
Tom Thumb, real name Charles Sherwood Stratton (1838-83), American entertainer, who was a curiosity due to his size.
in many primates, that is adapted for grasping and corresponds to the human thumb
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=thumb   (165 words)

 A model of two-thumb text entry
Given our three space key policies and the earlier assumptions on the assignment of thumbs to letters and keys, it is possible to categorize two-thumb text entry by thumb transitions for each digram in our corpus.
However, the input "device" is a thumb, not a stylus, so the "effective key width" may be somewhat larger if we also consider the width of the thumb.
Using the alternate thumb for the SPACE key is highly preferential to the policy of always using the same thumb.
www.yorku.ca /mack/gi2002.html   (3894 words)

 World Wide Words: Rule of thumb
Some have tried to link it with brewing; in the days before thermometers, brewers were said to have gauged the temperature of the fermenting liquor with the thumb (just as mothers for generations have tested the temperature of the baby’s bath water with their elbows).
This seems unlikely, as the thumb is not that sensitive and the range of temperatures for fermentation between too cool and too warm is quite small.
She found that for more than two centuries there have been references in legal works to the idea that a man may legally beat his wife, provided that he used a stick no thicker than his thumb; but the references were always to what some people believed, not to established legal principle.
www.worldwidewords.org /qa/qa-rul1.htm   (715 words)

 Word Spy - thumb culture
People who are skilled at using their thumbs to manipulate objects such as cell phone keys, small joysticks, and notebook computer pointers.
I-mode is phenomenally popular, engendering a "thumb culture" of 30 million subscribers — an estimated 80 percent of people worldwide who currently use wireless devices to connect to the Net.
Young Japanese have become so adept at their phones — manipulating a set of cursor keys or a button-sized joystick by thumb — that some people refer to a new 'thumb culture'.
www.wordspy.com /words/thumbculture.asp   (235 words)

 Definition of thumb - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
- all thumbs : extremely awkward or clumsy
- under one's thumb or under the thumb : under control : in a state of subservience thumb -- Hamilton Basso>
Find more about "thumb" instantly with Live Search
www.m-w.com /cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=thumb   (139 words)

 Devil’s Thumb Ranch – 5000 Acres of Raw Colorado
Devil’s Thumb Ranch – 5000 Acres of Raw Colorado
Devil’s Thumb Ranch is an environmentally friendly year-round Ranch resort and spa offering newly built cabins in the woods, a new Lodge (opening Fall 2007), fine dining and an array of winter and summer outdoor and wilderness recreation activities.
Healing Spas and Lifestyles Magazine recognizes Devil's Thumb Ranch and Ranch Creek Spa as one of "10 Eco-Getaways that Lead the Way."
www.devilsthumbranch.com   (238 words)

 Thumb definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Thumb: The short thick finger situated at an angle to the other fingers so it can be opposed to the them, making it possible to pick up and hold things.
The thumb is analogous in position to the big toe (the great toe) and similarly has only two phalanges (all the other digits have three).
Oral Health Problems in Children - Describes oral health problems in children, such as child tooth decay, thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, lip sucking, and early tooth loss.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=19099   (154 words)

 USATODAY.com - Carry your programs, data with you on a thumb drive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Thumb drives range from $20 for a 128-megabyte unit to more than $600 for 8 gigabytes.
There are other models of thumb drives called U3 smart drives.
They generally cost more than standard thumb drives.
www.usatoday.com /tech/columnist/kimkomando/2006-06-01-thumb-drive_x.htm   (579 words)

 David Gristwood's Blog : 21 Rules of Thumb – How Microsoft develops its Software
As someone who has been involved with software development for over two decades, the whole area of how you actually bring together a team and get them to successfully deliver a project on time, is one worthy of a lot of attention, if only because it is so hard to do.
Jim McCarthy, who I have met and heard present, whilst at Microsoft, in the C++ team, wrote an article entitles “21 Rules of Thumb for Shipping Great Software on Time” (which I have enclosed at the end of my blog in its original form) and followed it up with a book “Dynamics of Software Development”.
This is a good article, but it does remind one slightly of the Eskimo who came to Chicago and proceeded to lecture the citizens on the importance of cutting the ice into cubes of exactly such-and-such dimensions, before starting to build the igloo.
blogs.msdn.com /David_Gristwood/archive/2004/06/24/164849.aspx   (12223 words)

The visitor almost knocked over a vase and seemed to be all thumbs.
to soil or wear with the thumbs in handling, as the pages of a book.
to put one's thumb to one's nose and extend the fingers as a crudely defiant or contemptuous gesture.
www.infoplease.com /dictionary/thumb   (172 words)

 Green Thumb, Successful Growing & Planting Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers, Gardening, Lawn & Garden Care
Winner of the Mailorder Gardening Association's 2000 Green Thumb award, this compact Intelligent Plant Light is the answer to all of your indoor gardening needs.
A green thumb doesn't know indoors from out, and even small-scale gardening requires the right tools.
Terra Bella garden basket from Picnic Time is an ideal gift for the green thumb in your life.
www.greenthumb.org   (225 words)

 As the Garden Grows » Blog Archive » Green Thumb Sunday   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hi Trish - Looking forward to taking part in Green Thumb Sunday and I’ve put the link on my site - !http://heathhill.blogspot.com.
I just mapped the domain yesterday and it propogated more quickly than I had planned… So now http://www.lawmummy.com will lead you directly to me! The official name of the site is Mommy Grows Up, my URL is lawmummy.com - use whichever you want!
I’d like to be a “Green Thumb Sunday” member if it isn’t too late.
feverishthoughts.com /garden/2006/06/23/green-thumb-sunday   (1627 words)

 eBay Store - Attachments For Construction: Excavator Bucket Thumbs, Dozer Root Rakes, Hydraulic Excavator Thumbs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
12"x40" excavator backhoe thumb for machine 12 - 16k lb
Pin on no weld 15"x42" backhoe thumb CASE 580, K, L, M
10"x35" hydraulic thumb for excavator 10000 - 13000 lb
stores.ebay.com /Attachments-For-Construction   (316 words)

 YouTube - Thumb wars
i don't know..the thing is i remember watching various thumb series long time ago but haven't seen one until now.
Join YouTube for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.
OOOOPS i put as worng name...its thumb wars...
www.youtube.com /watch?v=ZMapqeIKabI   (196 words)

 Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
We publish dictionaries for people learning English all over the world.
thumb was found in the Cambridge Dictionary of American English at the entries listed below.
thumb was also found in the phrases listed below.
dictionary.cambridge.org /results.asp?dict=A&searchword=thumb   (43 words)

 Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle (1999) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In a sendoff of the original Star Wars, several fingers and thumbs are used to act out the roles of would-be heroes and villians as the forces of finger and thumb clash of an evil super-weapon.
The animation format used to animate thumbs was later used to animate Steve Oedekerk's tongue in Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002).
I hope that it will continue to be shown on TV and released on video.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0206341   (272 words)

 Thumb Thing Book Holder
This unique patented book holder fits on the thumb like a ring and spreads the pages of the book open.
The "Small" size is just right for young students, and for many adults as well.
Measure the width of your thumb just above the knuckle, and choose from these sizes so the Thumb Thing fits comfortably as shown in the picture:
www.abcstuff.com /items/BH007.html   (140 words)

 Langa Letter: XP On Your Thumb Drive -- USB Drives -- InformationWeek
Chances are you already either have a USB "thumb" drive, or you will have one in the near future--these little solid-state flash memory devices are inexpensive, nearly ubiquitous, and very, very handy.
Not only can they replace floppy drives for casual file transfers, but the larger capacity thumb drives also can serve as the basis for an excellent, fit-in-your-pocket software repair kit, letting you diagnose and repair PCs, including those that might otherwise be unbootable or that are locked by password or other problems.
The installer is actually a highly-automated series of scripts that can build a self-contained USB-bootable version of the BartPE XP repair and recovery environment.
www.informationweek.com /windows/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=177102101   (1024 words)

 PBS: AFRICA - Africa for Kids - Thumb Piano Tunes
It looks like you have Flash 5 on your computer, so you're all ready to play.
button and you'll be ready to PLAY the thumb piano, LISTEN to some tunes I played or even RECORD some of your own.
If you have questions press on the HELP button.
www.pbskids.org /africa/piano/haveflash.html   (68 words)

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