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thread British & World English

A long, thin strand of cotton, nylon, or other fibres used in sewing or weaving

thread English Thesaurus

he sewed it up with needle and thread

gold thread British & World English

A plant of the buttercup family, which yields a yellow dye and is used in herbal medicine as a treatment for mouth ulcers. It grows in North America and NE Asia

thread mark British & World English

A mark in the form of a thin line made in banknote paper with highly coloured silk fibres to prevent photographic counterfeiting

thread vein British & World English

A very slender vein, especially one on the face that is visible through the skin

common thread British & World English

A theme or characteristic found in various stories or situations

hang by a thread British & World English

Be in a highly precarious state

lose the thread British & World English

Be unable to follow what someone is saying or remember what one is going to say next

common thread in common British & World English

A theme or characteristic found in various stories or situations

lose the thread in thread British & World English

Be unable to follow what someone is saying or remember what one is going to say next

lisle British & World English

A fine, smooth cotton thread used especially for stockings

lisle thread in lisle British & World English

A fine, smooth cotton thread used especially for stockings

screw thread in thread British & World English

A helical ridge on the outside of a screw, bolt, etc. or on the inside of a cylindrical hole, to allow two parts to be screwed together

hang by a thread in thread British & World English

Be in a highly precarious state

drawn work British & World English

Ornamental work on linen or other fabric, in which threads are drawn out of the fabric to create a pattern of openings and holes

drawn-thread-work in drawn work British & World English

Ornamental work on linen or other fabric, in which threads are drawn out of the fabric to create a pattern of openings and holes

lose the or one's thread in thread British & World English

Be unable to follow what someone is saying or remember what one is going to say next


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