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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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They put it all in their own pockets, and there came no threads on the loom, but they went on as they had done before, working at the empty loom.
First of all I tried to attach the button to the ragged threads, and smiled each time that it broke away from them, and smiled again.
One morning I made a rent in this mantle; and to show the islanders with what facility it could be repaired, I lowered my bundle, and taking from it a needle and thread, proceeded to stitch up the opening.
And again he twisted the screw with the stripped thread, and again it turned uselessly in the same place.
Once on a time I really imagined myself "an author of fairy tales," but now I am merely an editor or private secretary for a host of youngsters whose ideas I am requestsed to weave into the thread of my stories.
So the Saw-Horse was tossed aboard, and then Glinda still holding an end of the golden thread that was around Mombi's neck, forced her prisoner to climb into the sofas.
Even to a thread, and nice little bars across the end so I can't tear them when I twitch the buttons out.
Why did we not fasten a thread to our projectile, and we could have exchanged telegrams with the earth?
The little spider, when first coming in contact with the rigging, was always seated on a single thread, and not on the flocculent mass.
I cannot discover the least bit of thread on the looms.
And not assisting the harassed young man she was dancing with in the conversation, the thread of which he had lost and could not pick up again, she obeyed with external liveliness the peremptory shouts of Korsunsky starting them all into the grand round, and then into the chaine, and at the same time she kept watch with a growing pang at her heart.
4) A morsel of torn gold thread was picked up in the bedroom, which persons expert in such matters, declare to be of Indian manufacture, and to be a species of gold thread not known in England.