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single thread

n
(Computer Science) computing the execution of an entire task from beginning to end without interruption
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The little spider, when first coming in contact with the rigging, was always seated on a single thread, and not on the flocculent mass.
You must bear in mind that for some time past I have been in terrible distress--that for a whole month I have been, so to speak, hanging by a single thread.
Accompanied by a select number of officers of the court, among whom were the two honest men who had already admired the cloth, he went to the crafty impostors, who, as soon as they were aware of the Emperor's approach, went on working more diligently than ever; although they still did not pass a single thread through the looms.
But Rachel was at present unable to conceive that the vast majority of the affairs of the world went on unconnected by a single thread with her own destiny.
Tulliver, when under the influence of a strong feeling, had a promptitude in action that may seem inconsistent with that painful sense of the complicated, puzzling nature of human affairs under which his more dispassionate deliberations were conducted; but it is really not improbable that there was a direct relation between these apparently contradictory phenomena, since I have observed that for getting a strong impression that a skein is tangled there is nothing like snatching hastily at a single thread.
The new button, which can be found in the tweet composer, links their tweets together in just a single thread.
Threaded comments make it easier to see which comments are direct replies by having all of them grouped under a single thread.
All pages of the copy (original) must be numbered, sewn with a single thread that does not allow the replacement of sheets, signed by the head or authorized person, and documents relating to the financial side of the proposal - the chief accountant and sealed.
Was there one single thread running through his firebrand speech?
The Unravel trailer features new gameplay of Yarnythe tiny, new character made from a single thread of yarnembarking on an adventure to reconnect the bonds of love.
If there's a single thread running through this compendium of artists' experiences of London life, it's encapsulated by Moroccan-born gallery owner Hassan Hajjaj: 'I feel I'm not British but I'm a Londoner'.
The best way to heal the past is to build new, happier memories in the future, as we see ourselves as part of a colorful tapestry instead of a lonely, single thread.