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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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The gelding has often showed potential but had lost the thread over fences until the Berry Bros and Rudd Novices' Handicap Chase.
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Not that I ever particularly enjoyed either Doctor Who - too scary - or Jackanory - lost the thread - when I was a child myself.
A few months ago he lost the thread of his argument in a press conference and had to be prompted by aides.
Over in the crockery section, Daniel Mercer's merchandise display horrifies the bosses, who tell him: "Daniel, we seem to have lost the thread here.
There's some old cobblers about a plan to take over a hi-tech prison which contains buried treasure, but somewhere in the middle of my fifteenth ``pies'' chant, I lost the thread of this one.