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THREAD, v.t.

  1. To pass a thread through the eye; as, to thread a needle.
  2. To pass or pierce through, as a narrow way or channel. They would not thread the gates. Shak. Heavy trading ships – threading the Bosphorus. Mitford.

Thread
  1. A very small twist of flax, wool, cotton, silk, or other fibrous substance, drawn out to considerable length; a compound cord consisting of two or more single yarns doubled, or joined together, and twisted.
  2. To pass a thread through the eye of] as, to thread a needle.
  3. A filament, as of a flower, or of any fibrous substance, as of bark; also, a line of gold or silver.
  4. To pass or pierce through as a narrow way; also, to effect or make, as one's way, through or between obstacles; to thrid.

    Heavy trading ships . . . threading the Bosphorus. Mitford.

    They would not thread the gates. Shak.

  5. The prominent part of the spiral of a screw or nut; the rib. See Screw, n., 1.
  6. To form a thread, or spiral rib, on or in; as, to thread a screw or nut.
  7. Fig.: Something continued in a long course or tenor; a,s the thread of life, or of a discourse.

    Bp. Burnet.
  8. Fig.: Composition; quality; fineness.

    [Obs.]

    A neat courtier,
    Of a most elegant thread.
    B. Jonson.

    Air thread, the fine white filaments which are seen floating in the air in summer, the production of spiders; gossamer. -- Thread and thrum, the good and bad together. [Obs.] Shak. -- Thread cell (Zoöl.), a lasso cell. See under Lasso. -- Thread herring (Zoöl.), the gizzard shad. See under Gizzard. -- Thread lace, lace made of linen thread. -- Thread needle, a game in which children stand in a row, joining hands, and in which the outer one, still holding his neighbor, runs between the others; -- called also thread the needle.

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THREAP, verb transitive To chide, contend or argue. [Local.]

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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individually

INDIVID'UALLY, adv. Separately; by itself; to the exclusion of others. Thirty men will unitedly accomplish what each of them individually cannot perform.

1. With separate or distinct existence.

How should that subsist solitarily by itself, which hath no substance, but individually the very same whereby others subsist with it?

2. Inseparably; incommunicably.

Omniscience--an attribute individually proper to the Godhead.

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