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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Thick  \Thick\  (th[i^]k),  a.  [Compar.  {Thicker}  (-[~e]r);  superl. 
  {Thickest}.]  [OE.  thicke,  AS  [thorn]icce;  akin  to  D.  dik, 
  OS  thikki  OHG.  dicchi  thick,  dense,  G.  dick  thick,  Icel. 
  [thorn]ykkr,  [thorn]j["o]kkr,  and  probably  to  Gael.  &  Ir 
  tiugh.  Cf  {Tight}.] 
  1.  Measuring  in  the  third  dimension  other  than  length  and 
  breadth,  or  in  general  dimension  other  than  length;  -- 
  said  of  a  solid  body;  as  a  timber  seven  inches  thick. 
  Were  it  as  thick  as  is  a  branched  oak.  --Chaucer. 
  My  little  finger  shall  be  thicker  than  my  father's 
  loins.  --1  Kings  xii. 
  2.  Having  more  depth  or  extent  from  one  surface  to  its 
  opposite  than  usual;  not  thin  or  slender;  as  a  thick 
  plank;  thick  cloth;  thick  paper;  thick  neck. 
  3.  Dense;  not  thin;  inspissated;  as  thick  vapors.  Also  used 
  figuratively;  as  thick  darkness. 
  Make  the  gruel  thick  and  slab.  --Shak. 
  4.  Not  transparent  or  clear;  hence  turbid,  muddy,  or  misty; 
  as  the  water  of  a  river  is  apt  to  be  thick  after  a  rain. 
  ``In  a  thick,  misty  day.''  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
  5.  Abundant,  close  or  crowded  in  space;  closely  set 
  following  in  quick  succession;  frequently  recurring. 
  The  people  were  gathered  thick  together.  --Luke  xi 
  Black  was  the  forest;  thick  with  beech  it  stood. 
  6.  Not  having  due  distinction  of  syllables,  or  good 
  articulation;  indistinct;  as  a  thick  utterance. 
  7.  Deep;  profound;  as  thick  sleep.  [R.]  --Shak. 
  8.  Dull;  not  quick;  as  thick  of  fearing.  --Shak. 
  His  dimensions  to  any  thick  sight  were  invincible. 
  9.  Intimate;  very  friendly;  familiar.  [Colloq.] 
  We  have  been  thick  ever  since.  --T.  Hughes. 
  Note:  Thick  is  often  used  in  the  formation  of  compounds,  most 
  of  which  are  self-explaining;  as  thick-barred, 
  thick-bodied,  thick-coming,  thick-cut,  thick-flying, 
  thick-growing,  thick-leaved,  thick-lipped, 
  thick-necked,  thick-planted,  thick-ribbed, 
  thick-shelled,  thick-woven,  and  the  like 
  {Thick  register}.  (Phon.)  See  the  Note  under  {Register},  n., 
  {Thick  stuff}  (Naut.),  all  plank  that  is  more  than  four 
  inches  thick  and  less  than  twelve.  --J.  Knowles. 

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