Isn't it annoying when one can't pick up the thread of a conversation?
Minnie shook her head mysteriously, and bit a thread with a vague frown.
She only holds him by a thread; and if you draw it too tight (I know his temper) it'll snap.
We now resume the thread of our narrative where Ney's journal left off.
She loved to spin, and no spider ever spun so fine a thread as she ...