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Map of Lower Peninsula with showing the definition of The Thumb.
Map of Lower Peninsula with showing the definition of The Thumb.

The Thumb is a region of Michigan, so named because the Lower Peninsula is shaped like a mitten; thus the Thumb is the area that looks like the thumb of the mitten. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 476 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (500 × 630 pixel, file size: 112 KB, MIME type: image/png) Regional map of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan created by MonkeyWrench32. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 476 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (500 × 630 pixel, file size: 112 KB, MIME type: image/png) Regional map of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan created by MonkeyWrench32. ... The regions of lower Michigan and their major cities are identified on this map. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... The regions of lower Michigan and their major cities are identified on this map. ... A glove (Middle English from Old English glof) is a type of garment which covers the hand. ... // This digit is one of the five fingers (though the word finger can also refer exclusively to the non-thumb digits). ...


The Thumb of Michigan refers to Huron, Sanilac, and Tuscola counties, forming the extended peninsula that stretches northward into Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay. This region is very flat, with fertile soil, and thus it has always been a largely agricultural area. People of white ancestry form the overwhelming majority of the population. The land was settled mostly by Polish and German immigrants, with much of the lifestyle and customs of residents reflecting this. Some towns, such as Harbor Beach, Caseville, and Port Austin enjoy seasonal tourism, due to their locations on the lake. Unique features include the town of Kinde, which was once the bean capital of the world; Sebewaing, the sugar beet capital of the world; and Bad Axe, a city named after a broken axe found lodged in the knot of a tree at the clearing of the settlement's chief crossroads. Huron County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Sanilac County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Tuscola County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Ipperwash Beach, Lake Huron. ... Saginaw Bay is located on Lake Huron, and forms the space between The Thumb and the rest of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan on the eastern side of the state of Michigan. ... suck my shlong dick cause soil is my life pedosphere is positioned at the interface of the lithosphere and biosphere with the atmosphere and hydrosphere. ... The term white people (also whites or white race) has been defined as being a member of a group or race characterized by light pigmentation of the skin and to a human group having light-colored skin, especially of European ancestry. ... Harbor Beach is a city in Huron County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Caseville is a village in Huron County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Port Austin is a village in Huron County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Kinde is a village in Huron County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Sebewaing is a village in Huron County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Two sugar beets - the one on the left has been cultivated to be smoother than the traditional beet, so that it traps less soil. ... Bad Axe is a city located in Huron County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


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Thumb Osteoarthritis - Causes - Diagnosis - Symptoms - Treatment - Pain Relief (315 words)
Although there are several types of arthritis, the one that most often affects the joint at the base of the thumb (the basal joint) is osteoarthritis (degenerative or "wear-and-tear" arthritis), from AAOS.
Arthritis at the small joint at the base of the thumb is also referred to as CMC arthritis or basal joint arthritis.
Arthritis of the thumb is a form of osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, from DynoMed.com.
Evolution: The Panda's Thumb [Athro, Limited: Biology] (970 words)
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).
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