Monday, May 04, 2015

Word of the day: thready

The word of the day is thready:

  1. consisting of or resembling a threador threads; fibrous; filamentous.
  2. stringy or viscid, as a liquid.
  3. (of the pulse) thin and feeble.
  4. (of sound, the voice, etc.) lacking fullness; weak; feeble. (<a=href""></a>
"The languishing patients were receiving little medical care, and their skin felt hot to the touch.  Some had the rapid, thready pulse of dehydration."

- Sheri Fink, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death at a Storm-Ravaged Hospital (2013)

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