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thread

(thred),
1. A fine strand of suture material.
2. A filamentous structure.
[M.E., fr. A.S. thraed]
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thread

(thrĕd)
1. Any thin filamentous structure (e.g., a stringy substance present in the urine in some infectious diseases of the urinary tract).
2. Suture material.
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His latest, "Love in the Title," seems for its first act to be pushing the genre an intriguing and adventurous step further, but after the intermission Leonard loses the thread; the play ends up undermined by sentimentality and inconsistent conventions.
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