Jack climbed one of the arches, and measured the trunk of the tree with a piece of packthread.
Well, Sir, that imp there winds her round her finger like a piece of packthread.
Harrison substituted inkle in 1587 for packthread in 1577, a curious flight backward for modern readers.
The barbed-wire obstructions before the German positions were cut like packthread.
I thought so too, and grew the warmer at being unable to find a wisp of osier or a roll of packthread in the house.
On the night of the 22d of September a violent storm drove the Centurion from her anchorage, sundering her cables like packthread.
It consisted of a long slip about an inch and a quarter broad, rolled like tape, and tied with packthread.
The inkle was a favourite pedlar-sold tape of the day, probably more at hand and more to the purpose than packthread.
How Cradock longed for a piece of packthread, to have set the dried codfish dancing!
Fill them with the above mixture, and secure the ends by tying them with packthread or fine twine.