- a strong thread or twine for sewing or tying up packages.
Origin of packthread
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Examples from the Web for packthread
Well, Sir, that imp there winds her round her finger like a piece of packthread.Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
Now, if we could get rid of the bonds of self first, we could snap the other fetters like packthread.Piccadilly
The carpet and furniture are strewed with long, straggling pieces of packthread.Autumn Leaves
Rights and rules, which are bonds of iron to a little man, are packthread to a giant.Phineas Redux
The barbed-wire obstructions before the German positions were cut like packthread.
- a strong twine for sewing or tying up packages
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