Origin of thready
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Examples from the Web for thready
If he had hurt the man badly, the pulse would have been thready and unsteady.The Caves of Fear
The pulse grows more frequent and thready; aphthous deposits appear on the inside of the mouth and pharynx.
It is ushered in by chills, elevation of the temperature; the pulse becomes rapid, thready, and imperceptible.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
He had shooting pains and tingling of the limbs, dimness of vision, and quick, thready pulse.
The mouth and tongue become coated and swollen, the throat thickens and the voice sinks to a thready whisper.My Own Story
- of, relating to, or resembling a thread or threads
- med (of the pulse) barely perceptible; weak; fine
- sounding thin, weak, or reedya thready tenor
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