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A spider which was about three-tenths of an inch in length, and which in its general appearance resembled a Citigrade (therefore quite different from the gossamer), while standing on the summit of a post, darted forth four or five threads from its spinners.
They pretended they were taking the cloth from the loom, cut with huge scissors in the air, sewed with needles without thread, and then said at last, 'Now the clothes are finished
They pretended to roll the cloth off the looms; cut the air with their scissors; and sewed with needles without any thread in them.
This one, the diameter of which is nineteen feet, and the thread twenty-three feet, performs about 120 revolutions in a second.
But Gringoire had lost the thread of his ideas, nevertheless.
Gringoire had become involved, in his pursuit of the gypsy, in that inextricable labyrinth of alleys, squares, and closed courts which surround the ancient sepulchre of the Saints-Innocents, and which resembles a ball of thread tangled by a cat.
I have a needle, Sir, in my basket, and thread too.
And again he twisted the screw with the stripped thread, and again it turned uselessly in the same place.
But sometimes it happened that Marner, pausing to adjust an irregularity in his thread, became aware of the small scoundrels, and, though chary of his time, he liked their intrusion so ill that he would descend from his loom, and, opening the door, would fix on them a gaze that was always enough to make them take to their legs in terror.
I entered through the convent gate: The abbot bade me welcome there, And in the court of silent dreams I lost the thread of worldly care.
Once on a time I really imagined myself "an author of fairy tales," but now I am merely an editor or private secretary for a host of youngsters whose ideas I am requestsed to weave into the thread of my stories.
Of this package the chief contents were a razor with its case, a supply of needles and thread, a pound or two of tobacco and a few yards of bright-coloured calico.
One morning I made a rent in this mantle; and to show the islanders with what facility it could be repaired, I lowered my bundle, and taking from it a needle and thread, proceeded to stitch up the opening.
So there is no chance for slower priority threads to make faster progress than the higher priority ones except possibly temporarily when the lower priority threads have been starved and their priority has been temporarily boosted by the operating system.