thread mark

thread mark

n
(Banking & Finance) a mark put into paper money to prevent counterfeiting, consisting of a pattern of silk fibres
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Translations

thread mark

nSilberfaden m (in Banknoten)
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The bruise may bear the pattern of a headlight rim, grill, bumper or the thread mark of a tyre.
Through analysis of a range of conceptual frameworks on art and aesthetics, she demonstrates that a common thread marks the activity of adopting an aesthetic disposition at least as much as formal textual organisation.