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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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The candles are lit and must burn for at least half an hour without going out," added Mr Threader.
Self-cleaning functions address normally high-maintenance areas such as the auto threader, seal plate, and wire transfer system.
The unit comes with an automatic wire threader that can rethread through the slot.