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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. Indeed, my position has been most pitiable.
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. It was owing to this promptitude that Mr.
Use a single thread color for a subtle look, or two to three thread colors for a more distinctive look.
Take a tiny stitch (ideally a single thread) directly above and into the garment.
Not forgetting the unsightly vest that clings to his chest by the sheer determination of a single thread. So it is no wonder that a husband expects his wife to stay as is, since day one of courting her to when they celebrate their silver jubilee.
"Every song is different but there's one single thread -- that's guitar.
The new button, which can be found in the tweet composer, links their tweets together in just a single thread.
It shows two baby sand boas coming out of a hole at the end of a larger snake, but one of the infants is slowly squeezing out of its mom in a curl or a loop - as opposed to exiting her body in a single thread.