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  • n  a pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole
    he tried to pick up the strands of his former life
    I could hear several melodic strands simultaneously
  • n  line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable
  • n  a necklace made by a stringing objects together;
    a strand of pearls
  • n  a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
  • n  a poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides)
  • n  a street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels
  • v  leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue
  • v  drive (a vessel) ashore
  • v  bring to the ground

  • When the First Lady attended a country-music event in July without a single strand of hair falling below her jawline, the blogosphere exploded with outbursts ranging from adoration .
  • She brings out a black velvet box that looks as if it holds a strand of pearls.
  • And it was precisely because occurrences of the Saintpaul strand are so rare that the report caught the CDC's attention.
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