Weaver's ends and fagends of carpet, used for common rugs. (The word is common to many languages, as Icelandic, thraum; German, trumm; Dutch, drom; Greek, thrumma; all meaning ?fag-ends? or ?fragments.?)
Come, sisters, come, cut thread and thrum; Quail, crush, conclude, and quell!
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894