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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THICKLY

He saw before him rough ground, thickly sown with underbrush.

Their hair was long and thickly matted, and mixed with fine brown, silky wool.

I was thickly veiled so that I could not be recognised, and accompanied by a friend as escort.

They were thickly wooded, for the most part with juniper and pine.

The sacking with which he was covered, and his legs, were thickly covered with snow.

It is the watchword of the most thickly coppered Copperheads.

"This man Duncan who has disappeared so suddenly," he said thickly.

Their approach over the thickly carpeted floor was soundless.

"Let there be peace between us, in God's name," said the Marquis thickly.

"Go on," he said thickly, and folded his arms tightly across his breast.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English þicce "not thin, dense," from Proto-Germanic *theku-, *thekwia- (cf. Old Saxon thikki, Old High German dicchi, German dick, Old Norse þykkr, Old Frisian thikke), from PIE *tegu- "thick" (cf. Gaelic tiugh).

Secondary Old English sense of "close together" is preserved in thickset and proverbial phrase thick as thieves (1833). Meaning "stupid" is first recorded 1590s. Phrase thick and thin is in Chaucer (late 14c.); thick-skinned is attested from 1540s; in figurative sense from c.1600. To be in the thick of some action, etc., "to be at the most intense moment" is from 1680s, from a Middle English noun sense.

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