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  •   A thread-thin itch sprung from the bend in one finger and traveled up, twined in the veins of my arm, too deep to reach with anything except maybe one touch of my tongue to one small tile.

    The Mosaic Thief

  • At any given moment, I can see more than a dozen half-inch, thread-thin leeches crawling on my pants, but to stop to remove them would be pointless.

    Birdology

  • He scratches his head with a thread-thin foot and shakes it.

    Birdology

  • She released a thread-thin channel of Subtractive Magic, and the ring ceased to exist.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • Something like a thread-thin laser had written script and diagrams all the way through the block.

    I Don’t Understand ?

  • They find themselves walking the often thread-thin divide between contribution and control.

    Peggy Drexler: Daughters, Dads and Domination

  • She gathered herself and sent a thread-thin call through the city, subtle as a single gold thread buried under wool carpet.

    Hunter,Healer[SequeltoTheSociety]

  • He laid the manila envelope down on the table and opened the hinged case, lifting out a thread-thin necklace, dangling it between his hands, the solitaire quivering like a tiny crystal eye.

    The Town

  • Seen from this distance, with the thread-thin streets radiating out from the the island at the core of the city, and strandlike bridges spanning the river all around, the palace reminded Richard of nothing as much as a fat spider sitting in the center of its web.

    Stone of Tears

  • He used a thread-thin stream of power to separate the stone from its mounting.

    Stone of Tears

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