"I almost went home when you invited Jack back in," Cruz said, threading her way through the concrete pillars of the parking ramp.
The Enipeus and one or two minor streams were threading their way in silver ribbons down toward the distant Peneus.
Motor-cars that were humiliating with their enamel and crystal were threading about.
In Fig. 1872 is represented a machine for threading or tapping the fittings for steam and gas pipe.
Looking around, they see Conchita threading her way through the grove.
threading the narrow bush-paths in long single files, they came from hillside and thicket towards the great centre of attraction.
The car drove off, threading the narrow steep street slowly.
It was thirty; in the distance was a great silver line, threading its way intermittently across the plain.
The girl, with her hands raised before her pale eyes, was threading her needle.
threading their way with difficulty, he felt the restraining hand on his arm, as he had done two hundred times that day.
Old English þræd "fine cord, especially when twisted" (related to þrawan "to twist"), from Proto-Germanic *thrædus (cf. Middle Dutch draet, Dutch draad, Old High German drat, German Draht, Old Norse þraðr), from suffixed form of root *thræ- "twist" (see throw). Meaning "spiral ridge of a screw" is from 1670s. Threads, slang for "clothes" is 1926, American English.
"to put thread through a needle," mid-14c., from thread (n.); in reference to film cameras from 1913. The dancing move called thread the needle is attested from 1844. Related: Threaded; threading.