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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 threadbare Devils host Castleford this afternoon and look likely to succumb to another defeat in the middle of their crisis.
Jim Chapman was delighted his threadbare Annan side made it 10 points from their last five league games to make them strong contenders for a play–off slot.
sport which will be a welcome change from third tier football provided by a threadbare squad
David Cameron is upset that the fighting overshadowed the Queen's Speech, although that wasn't difficult when the Coalition's last stand is a threadbare programme.
The Minister also held a meeting with Pakistani tour operators who put up their stalls in the exhibition and discussed threadbare issues and problems being faced by the tourism industry of Pakistan.
The infrastructure of many Kazakh airports is threadbare and the country is implementing a program for their reconstruction, according to Mukhtybayev.
The squad is quite threadbare as you could see by our bench.
Le Mans - best Porsche film of all time, depsite errors galore and a threadbare plot, with Steve McQueen and loads of clips from the circuit.
I recently returned to Bahrain from a short trip and could not help but notice the distressed and threadbare condition of the carpet on the ramp between immigration and baggage reclaim at Bahrain International Airport.
It is a few dandruffy professors sitting in a cheap office with a slightly insane chess champion ex-Lib Dem MP and a couple of threadbare lawyers and me" - Actor Hugh Grant (pictured) gives an unflattering description of the Hacked Off campaign group.
Kings Heath-born Toyah was joined by pop star Gareth Gates for the event, but crowds were turned off by the big turn-on - especially when the rather threadbare tree was unveiled along with lacklustre lights.
The facts reveal just how threadbare Mr Osborne's policies are: a double dip recession, high unemployment and gloomy economic forecasts.