golden thread

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n golden thread low-growing perennial of North America woodlands having trifoliate leaves and yellow rootstock and white flowers
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Quotations

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    “Hope is the golden thread that should be woven into every experience of life.”

Usage

In literature:

Ferrers, as the "Lord of Misrule" wore a robe of rich stuff made of silk and golden thread containing 9 yards at 16s.
"Christmas: Its Origin and Associations" by William Francis Dawson
He listened with his workaday ears to separate from the clamour, as he once had done, the thread of golden melody.
"Gilian The Dreamer" by Neil Munro
This is the bright golden thread, thick and strong, running through from end to end.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
But through all the varied fabric of his thoughts there ran two distinct threads, one golden, the other black.
"The Buffalo Runners" by R.M. Ballantyne
Third, its curious golden-thread flowers appear in the fall.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
When evening came all the hemp was gone, and the room shone with the brightness of the golden thread.
"Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen" by Alexander Chodsko
The golden threads that had bound him to life were broken.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
So thin and delicately was it made, that it resembled a thread of golden silk.
"Peak's Island" by Ford Paul
Look at the golden thread!
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
The golden thread with which the letters are embroidered is finer than the finest silk I ever saw!
"Hidden Hand" by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
Dark hair cascaded about the shoulders to mingle with a lacy veil of golden threads.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
Through the web and woof of human legislation began to run and shine and glitter the golden thread of justice.
"The Ghosts" by Robert G. Ingersoll
ERNEST'S GOLDEN THREAD .
"Zoe" by Evelyn Whitaker
She seemed to have grown so old in this quarter of an hour that it was surprising not to see some silver threads in her golden hair.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
One golden thread of association links Shakespeare to Shoe Lane.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
It was, indeed, woven of golden thread, and might be sold for a guinea; but a guinea was not a kingdom.
"Yellow-Cap and Other Fairy-Stories For Children" by Julian Hawthorne
Golden threads traverse the road of either, and so do rotten threads.
"Fragments of an Autobiography" by Felix Moscheles
A twist of golden tissue was threaded in and out through her burnished hair, and held in place by a clot of topazes.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
Hull, masts, and spars were all gilded, and the rigging was made of golden threads.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 99, January, 1866" by Various
His eye followed a path that went winding up the mountain like a golden thread and led to the top.
"The Progressionists, and Angela." by Conrad von Bolanden
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In poetry:

Our old acquaintance, Time, drops in,
And while the running sands
Their golden thread unheeded spin,
He warms his frozen hands.
"The Lyre Of Anacreon" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
She pulled the thread and bit the thread
And made a golden gown,
And wept because she had dreamt that I
Was born to wear a crown.
"A Song From 'The Player Queen'" by William Butler Yeats
The dews that washed the dust and soil
From off the wings of pleasure,
The sky, that flecked the, ground of toil
With golden threads of leisure.
"Burns" by John Greenleaf Whittier
God's ways are best, nor know we how He leads
Our spirit unto His: the woes He sends
May seem in His large eyes but golden threads
To lead us gently back to holier ends.
"Blind Ella" by Alexander Anderson
Let not a tear be shed!
Of grief give not a token,
Although the silver thread
And golden bowl be broken!
A warrior lived--a Christian died!
Sorrow's forgotten in our pride!
"A Hero Of The Revolution." by George Pope Morris
For reverence with this man is the source
Of all those virtues which, like golden threads,
Draw man still upward with an unseen force
To where his spirit with the higher weds.
"Carlyle" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Around & About Theater: Golden Thread 's ReOrient Festival—Plays from & About the Middle East.
Torange Yeghiazarian's Golden Thread Productions is in the midst of staging its annual ReOrient festival of contemporary plays from and about the Middle East.
Around & About Theater: Golden Thread's ReOrient Festival—Plays from & About the Middle East.
Golden Threads probes mid-life crisis and a collective fear of aging by following Christine Burton, whose passion for living helps her reinvent herself as she gets older.
Mark Martell, director of bird conservation for Audubon Minnesota, uses scissors, needle and thread to sew up a light-weight harness to hold the transmitter snugly on the golden eagle's back.
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