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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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Last month, Godlight Theater creatives took a respectable stab at his novel "Slaughterhouse-Five," but they lost the thread by replacing his plot structure with their own metatheatrical chicanery.
Has Mr Segal lost the thread of his convictions, and will he serve us up any more contradictory analysis and further selections between now and March 11?
Clyde started like aside who had a statement to make but they lost the thread somewhere along the line.
Grimaud lost the thread when she was in a more raucous state, and the myriad runs that concluded the piece seemed dunked in soup rather than polished.
If you dared to pop out for a quick cuppa then vital clues were missed and you lost the thread completely during the time it took the kettle to boil.
Unless I've lost the thread of the grand old game, the main point of a striker's existence is to score goals and,as an alleged goalscorer,Heskey doesn't do what it says on the tin often enough.