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THREAD. A figurative expression used to signify the central line of a stream or water course. Harg. Tracts, 5; 4 Mason's Rep. 397; Holt's R. 490. Vide Filum aguae; Island; Water course; River.

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But then this film completely loses the thread of its argument and just starts chucking badly edited montages as us.
But then this film loses the thread of its argument and just starts chucking badly edited montages at us.
With each new weld, the argument abruptly turns in a newly self-confident, misguided direction, then twisting among other arguments with the same fate, it finally breaks off, loses the thread.