Definition of Packthreads
1. packthread [n] - See also: packthread
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Packthreads
Literary usage of Packthreads
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Philosophical Transactions and Collections, to the End of the Year 1700 by Royal Society (Great Britain), John Lowthorp, Henry Jones, John Eames, John Martyn (1734)
"... to counter-balance the packthreads, which going from the Top of the Rings or ... by the fide of the Loom, are fattened other packthreads called Simples, ..."
2. The Sportsman's Dictionary: Or The Gentleman's Companion: for Town and ...Sports (1800)
"... as in the figure; then they put packthreads into the bottom of the net, ... packthreads ought to be about two feet and a half, or three feet long, ..."
3. The Sportsman's Dictionary: Or, The Country Gentleman's Companion, in All ...Sports (1735)
"... live birds tied to the packthreads, are termed calls. ... near one another, packthreads of about four or five fathom, to which they ..."
4. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift (1894)
"And to this purpose several packthreads were let down with small weights at the ... On these packthreads the People strung their Petitions, which mounted up ..."
5. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, called Frederick the Great: in ten vol by Thomas Carlyle (1864)
"Perhaps the English will pacify the Russian Catin for me; tie her, with packthreads, bribes and intrigues, from stirring ? Wait, watch ! ..."