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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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"When the woman came and threatened me in Vauxhall Walk," he began, still staring into the fire, "you came back to the parlor after she was gone, and you told me -- ?" He stopped, shivered a little, and lost the thread of his recollections at that point.
He cannot go back, and maybe could not proceed at all if once he lost the thread of his thought."
Sir Patrick waited until he had thoroughly lost the thread of his narrative--and then played for the winning trick.
There is a plotline here although, to be brutally honest, I completely lost the thread of it, the cutscenes feeling a tad jarring between bouts of action.
There is a plotline here although, to be brutally honest, I completely PAWARUMI XBOX One, Switch, PC (PEGI 7) HHHHH lost the thread of it, the cutscenes feeling a tad jarring between bouts of action.
There is a plotline here, although, to be brutally honest, I completely lost the thread of it, the cutscenes feeling a tad jarring between bouts of action.
But very quickly, the President lost the thread, and ended up confessing his 'only' sin.