Definition of Golden thread

1. Noun. Low-growing perennial of North America woodlands having trifoliate leaves and yellow rootstock and white flowers.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Golden Thread

golden rules
golden saxifrage
golden seal
golden section
golden shiner
golden shower tree
golden showers
golden sombrero
golden spleen
golden staph
golden star
golden stars
golden syrup
golden thistle
golden thread (current term)
golden ticket
golden touch
golden trumpet
golden warbler
golden wattle
golden wedding
golden wedding anniversary
golden willow
golden wonder millet
golden yarrow
golden years

Literary usage of Golden thread

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Folio (1885)
"A golden thread, a silver thread, A thread with a crimson ray; But under all — oh, under all — A thread of sad, sad gray. Weaving the web, Weaving the web, ..."

2. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1873)
"... That gave to me the golden thread. And yet her gift with my degree Suits, that am a lowly squire ; The cloth of gold, it may not be, ..."

3. G.F. Watts: Reminiscences by Russell Barrington (1905)
"He distinguished in very early days the worth of that "golden thread" which inspired him with aims towards the highest in art. He used his intellect, ..."

4. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1881)
"And then the dear child grew silent, And answered never a word ; But the golden thread she did spy lent Wings, and she flew as a bird. ..."

5. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1881)
"Us too far heavier laden, With sorrow and sin defiled, And a golden thread came twirling And caught me up from the ground.' Us too doth a fine thread golden ..."

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