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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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Lawrence has done such a superb job blending fact and fiction that the listener can fully concentrate on both aspects without losing the thread of either the technology or the characters.
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General readers can skip that section of the book without losing the thread of the argument.