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Search phrase: threadbare

Plays

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The Comedy of ErrorsCE V.i.240A threadbare juggler and a fortune-teller,A thred-bare Iugler, and a Fortune-teller, 
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.ii.7So he had need, for 'tis threadbare. Well, ISo he had need, for 'tis thred-bare. Well, I

Glossary

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barethreadbare, shabby, ragged
naplessthreadbare, worn, frayed
thinflimsy, threadbare, insufficient

Thesaurus

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threadbarenapless
threadbarebare
threadbarethin
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