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thread

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

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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Saggy midsection, that loses the thread in too much uninteresting talk, takes some of the shine off the picture but this could still pull in a few schillings in select European markets.
He's vague, loses the thread, and can't quite get his words out.
The director maintains taut narrative tension and never loses the threads of numerous complicated and suddenly changing relationships.