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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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A real engineer gets four hours of screw thread training.
On rare occasions I could run a tap inside the bushing and clean up the stock screw threads. The stock screw has a .150-50 tpi thread.
The Unified Screw Thread System for commercial bolts, nuts and screws sets the standards in the United States and Canada.
As a control to evaluate the effect of screw threads on the polyurethane foam, a smooth pin of the same root diameter as the 6.5 mm screw was evaluated for its resistance to displacement, and the results compared to those of the 6.5 mm cancellous screw.
Screw threads are used for a variety of purposes and applications in the machine tool industry.
This adjustable extruder system features screw threads in the rotor and barrel that plastify and mix rubber for a wide range of compounds, according to the literature.
This should break the grip of the screw threads in the wood.
But particle-board has a major weakness--it doesn't hold screw threads very well.
Plus, their angular rings work like screw threads, capturing wood fibers to prevent the fasteners from working loose.