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thread US English

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

thread US Thesaurus

a needle and thread

thread mark US 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 US English

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

hang by a thread US English

Be in a highly precarious state

lose the thread US English

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

lose the thread in thread US English

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

goldthread US English

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

lisle US English

A fine, smooth cotton thread used especially for hosiery

lisle thread in lisle US English

A fine, smooth cotton thread used especially for hosiery

screw thread in thread US 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 US English

Be in a highly precarious state

drawnwork US English

Ornamental work on linen or other fabric, done by drawing out threads and usually with additional needlework

lose the or one's thread in thread US English

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

Adam's needle US English

A frost-hardy yucca native to the eastern US, with long leaves that are edged with white threads

Adam's needle-and-thread in Adam's needle US English

A frost-hardy yucca native to the eastern US, with long leaves that are edged with white threads


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