(Thread"-shaped`) a. Having the form of a thread; filiform.
(Thread"worm`) n. (Zoöl.) Any long, slender nematode worm, especially the pinworm and
1. Like thread or filaments; slender; as, the thready roots of a shrub.
2. Containing, or consisting of, thread.
(Threap) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Threaped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Threaping.] [AS. þreápian to reprove.]
[Written also threpe, and threip.]
1. To call; to name. [Obs.]
2. To maintain obstinately against denial or contradiction; also, to contend or argue against (another)
with obstinacy; to chide; as, he threaped me down that it was so. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Burns.
3. To beat, or thrash. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
4. To cozen, or cheat. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Threap), v. i. To contend obstinately; to be pertinacious. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
It's not for a man with a woman to threap.Percy's Reliques.
(Threap) n. An obstinate decision or determination; a pertinacious affirmation. [Prov. Eng. &
He was taken a threap that he would have it finished before the year was done.Carlyle.
(Threat) n. [AS. þreát, akin to aþreótan to vex, G. verdriessen, OHG. irdriozan, Icel. þrjota to fail,
want, lack, Goth. usþriutan to vex, to trouble, Russ. trudite to impose a task, irritate, vex, L. trudere to
push. Cf. Abstruse, Intrude, Obstrude, Protrude.] The expression of an intention to inflict evil or
injury on another; the declaration of an evil, loss, or pain to come; menace; threatening; denunciation.
There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats.Shak.
(Threat), v. t. & i. [OE. þreten, AS. þreátian. See Threat, n.] To threaten. [Obs. or Poetic]
Of all his threating reck not a mite.Chaucer.
Our dreaded admiral from far they threat.Dryden.