Origin of packthread
Examples from the Web for packthread
So he can go with his Skylarks, they may wear sackcloth for pinafores, and packthread for garters.Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures|Anonymous
Now, if we could get rid of the bonds of self first, we could snap the other fetters like packthread.Piccadilly|Laurence Oliphant
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.Imaginary Conversations and Poems|Walter Savage Landor
The barbed-wire obstructions before the German positions were cut like packthread.
Well, Sir, that imp there winds her round her finger like a piece of packthread.Luttrell Of Arran|Charles James Lever