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What play does the quote, "Do you want me to bite my thumb at you sir?" come from?
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I think you mean the exchange below, from the opening scene of Romeo and Juliet:
Biting the thumb was an insulting gesture ('I will bite my thumb at them; which is a disgrace to them, if they bear it'). Sampson, a Capulet servant, is provoking a fight with the Montague servant Abraham. This rapidly develops into a brawl, establishing the background of the long-standing feud between Romeo and Juliet's families.
Posted by julierunacres on July 15, 2009 at 5:31 PM (Answer #1)
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