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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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At the moment it's not clear where or how the fire started, but the flames were contained within the living room, Mr Threader said the victim had not yet being formally identified but it is believed to be an elderly lady who lived at the property.
A variety of small soft-plastic worms rigged tail-hook style for bluegills by the author are fabricated using 2- to 2.5-inch sections of common bass worms and rigged with dry-fly hooks using a Kalin's Worm Threader.
ACHIEVEMENT From left, John Thurso MP, Battlesteads owners Dee and Richard Slade, Graham Threader from the British Institute of Innkeeping and AFWS president Roy Ackerman
The warning comes from Bilton beekeeper John Threader (right).
The Smart Lathe features touch screen electronic controls with electronic stops, taper adjustment, high-speed threader and tracing to allow an experienced manual lathe operator to interface with a precision control system without prior computer knowledge.