thick-and-thin love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Ready to go through thick and thin; thorough; devoted: as, a thick-and-thin supporter; a thick-and-thin advocate of a measure.
  • Having one sheave thicker than the other. Thick-and-thin blocks were formerly used as quarter-blocks under a yard.


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  • Flames (the brighter skein) is about the same wpi (I spun them to go together) but slightly more thick-and-thin and is made from various shades of wool in red and black, as well as sparkly angelina fibers.

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  •      Whatever the game, it all starts withfront; you've got to lookgood: the players wore gators and sharp sharkskin suits, or leather jackets and ban-lons, pimped highboy shirts with the wrap-around cufflinks, and thick-and-thin socks in all weather.

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  • In a matter of a few animated minutes, we watch Carl Fredericksen age from a young boy through the entire thick-and-thin span of a marriage.

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  • Since these fibers are irregular, the fabric made from them has a thick-and-thin look.


  • I prefer a cotton dishcloth with a waffle weave or some similar thick-and-thin weave.


  • These yarns are formed on machines that twist certain sections tighter than others to give a thick-and-thin appearance.

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  • "The first response of the conscience and courage of the party was the prompt change of the Albany _Evening Journal_, probably the most influential party paper in the State, from the position of a thick-and-thin machine organ to that of an advocate of sound and independent Republicanism."

    A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3

  • THE American newspaper has had, even in my time, three separate and distinct epochs; the thick-and-thin, more or less servile party organ; the personal, one-man-controlled, rather blatant and would-be independent; and the timorous, corporation, or family-owned billboard of such news as the ever-increasing censorship of a constantly centralizing Federal Government will allow.

    "Marse Henry" : an autobiography,

  • ` ` That's why the Workingmen's League has a thick-and-thin membership of thirteen hundred and fifty, '' replied Victor.

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  • 'Well, she's found a thick-and-thin advocate in you apparently,' said Borrodaile.

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