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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of unthread.


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  • Perhaps, Steve moved your response to unthreaded, which is much better than deletions.

    Unthreaded #19 « Climate Audit

  • In selecting a shuttle be careful to see that the ends close, as if dropped it soon becomes unthreaded, which is very inconvenient.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework

  • A number of comments appear in an "unthreaded" thread:

    Rabett Run

  • Maybe it had been a button that had come unthreaded, or maybe part of a sweater pin.

    Cowrie Shells

  • She unthreaded her hair, then shook it all loose with her hands.

    Black Dust Mambo

  • She jerked back from him, and he just unthreaded his fingers from her hair in time not to hurt her.

    Kresley Cole Immortals After Dark: The Clan MacRieve

  • And with that, she unthreaded her long legs from underneath the table and marched away to a distant, unoccupied table in the corner.


  • She unthreaded the straps on her right bracelet, pulled it off, and curled up to wrestle it over her foot.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • I hurl my sword down with all the strength in my body, thinking of all the hidden swords, the unthreaded needles, the bruises I´ve received at Beryl´s hands.

    Footsteps « A Fly in Amber

  • When I finish folding Beryl´s clothing as neatly as possible with one hand, I return to the sewing room, only to find that my needle has been unthreaded.

    Footsteps « A Fly in Amber


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  • "A coupling for the plain or unthreaded ends of pipes, comprising a coupling-sleeve formed at opposite ends with bells, expansible rings at the inner ends of the bells and which closely fit the bells..." US Patent Office. Specifications and Drawings of Patents Issued from the United States Patent Office for February 1905, p. 1707.

    March 3, 2011