Origin of packthread
Related formspack·thread·ed, adjective
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