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thready

(thrĕd′ē)
adj. thread·ier, thread·iest
1. Consisting of or resembling thread; filamentous.
2. Capable of forming or tending to form threads; viscid.
3. Medicine Weak and shallow. Used of a pulse.
4. Lacking fullness of tone; thin: a thready voice.

thread′i·ness n.
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"Thready writers are usually intensely observant as well and will pick up on vibes and atmospheres.
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I encourage my charges to count the pulse by digital palpation, and qualitatively measure and describe if the pulse felt rhythmic, strong or weak, regular, thready or bounding.
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