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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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Oh--and did I mention that Threadbare is a comic book?
The facts reveal just how threadbare Mr Osborne's policies are: a double dip recession, high unemployment and gloomy economic forecasts.
Mysore (Karnataka), Aug 20 ( ANI ): The Muslim community of Mysore and senior citizens of the northeast settled in Karnataka, after a threadbare discussion on the present situation at a meeting with hundreds of students and working class of northeast, hosted a dinner to mark the occasion of Eid, here on Monday.
With Taylor's centraldefensive partner, Fabricio Coloccini, also missing against Norwich, it was no surprise that the Toon's threadbare defence was constantly explosed in the air by the Canaries.
Later in the day the couple were pictured strolling in a matching pair of threadbare trainers.
Still, it's hard not to like this song, with its threadbare vulnerability and intricate, driving guitar.
The carpet was threadbare, the walls delicately veined and my
A Cardiff Stop the war spokesman said: "Gordon Brown's insistence that sending British troops to die in Afghanistan is 'the only way to make Britain safe' sounds ever more threadbare each time he and his ministers repeat it after the announcement of yet another senseless loss of life.
debris, forgotten, dusted with time and threadbare, waiting to be
Will Joe Kinnear, pictured, be given money in the January transfer window or will we be selling our decent players, leaving us with an even more threadbare squad, with or without injuries?
Money, who became manager in May 2006 and guided the club to the League Two title in his first full season in charge, blamed Walsall's failure to secure a top-six finish on a threadbare squad.
Just because that old shirt you used to love is too threadbare to wear anymore doesn't mean it has to end up in a landfill.