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Adj.1.threadlike - thin in diameter; resembling a thread
thin - of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"
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I struck at this, and caught something threadlike. It was drawn swiftly out of my hand.
In reality, it was an infinite agglomeration of coloured infusoria, of veritable globules of jelly, provided with a threadlike tentacle, and of which as many as twenty-five thousand have been counted in less than two cubic half-inches of water.
It was mid-forenoon when the two at last entered one of the roads that cut through the cultivated districts at regular intervals, joining the arid wastes on either side with the great, white, central highway that follows through the centre from end to end of the far-reaching, threadlike farm lands.
For the first time Lydgate was feeling the hampering threadlike pressure of small social conditions, and their frustrating complexity.
He saw Lady Galloway, slim and threadlike, with silver hair and a face sensitive and superior.
As the threadlike worms grew, Fisher could see them wriggling under his skin.
"It's pretty hard to immediately tell the difference between this tiny threadlike thing and a [plant] root hair," says millipede expert Paul Marek of East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.
Nurse Ed McNeil discovered the dangers of phthalates two years ago in the tenderest of places: a threadlike tube fed into a premature infant's stomach to deliver nutrition while the infant gained the ability to suckle.
When dried, these threadlike stigmas are commonly known as saffron, which, at $171 to $357 per ounce, is the world's most expensive spice.
A series of vividly colored drawings and woodcuts completed the show; in them, figures with large heads and extremely slender, threadlike bodies inhabit or "wear" famous sites such as the Colosseum or the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
The head is noticeably smaller than the thorax, too, with very thin, threadlike antennae.
Appearing as specks, threadlike strands or cobwebs, floaters are most visible when you look at a light background, such as the sky.