(Thread"-shaped`) a. Having the form of a thread; filiform.

(Thread"worm`) n. (Zoöl.) Any long, slender nematode worm, especially the pinworm and filaria.

(Thread"y) a.

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. & Scot.]

He was taken a threap that he would have it finished before the year was done.

(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.

(Threat), v. t. & i. [OE. þreten, AS. þreátian. See Threat, n.] To threaten. [Obs. or Poetic] Shak.

Of all his threating reck not a mite.

Our dreaded admiral from far they threat.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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