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thread and thrum

A combination of good and bad. "Thrum" are the bits of thread left on the loom after a finished item has been removed. I know you're disappointed with your minor role in the play, but at least you get to act—you have to accept the thread and thrum.
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h] > s, that is, the thrum self-incompatible S allele was dominant to the homostylic self-compatible [S.
Haustonia serpyllifolia expresses the dimorphism of pollen size often found in distylous plants: thrum pollen is significantly larger (F = 826.
This works for the regular thrum of tyre on tarmac, but when a car hits a bump on the road, the conventional algorithm breaks down, and the noise gets through to rattle the driver's ears.
It wasn't much better in the home games at Thrum Hall as a 40-22 defeat against Canterbury was followed by a 42-12 setback to the Raiders and finally a 54-10 thrashing against Brisbane - though I must admit listening to the thoughts of then Broncos coach Wayne Bennett after the match was a wonderful education in itself.
Aker Solutions, the international oil services provider, is buying Canadian asset integrity management (AIM) company Thrum Energy Inc.
It starts with the harmonicadrenched All The World which features Thrum vocalist Monica Queen.
The engine note may not be symphonic, but pile on the poke and it settles down to a muted thrum.
Morpeth Camera Club will be holding walks from Thrum Mill to Rothbury, through the Northumbria University campus and the Tanfield Railway prior to the season starting on September 13.
All of Kvarnstrom's performers are confident movers, easily fitting into the thrum of Anders Jacobson and Amon Tobin's house music score.
Ever since Richard Kalk heard the ``dum de dum dum'' thrum of the ``Dragnet'' theme as a high school freshman in Watertown, N.
2million sale of the club's old Thrum Hall ground to a supermarket chain.
But they hope to be granted a second adjournment of the hearing and then meet the tax demand from pounds 400,000 due to them from the sale of the old Thrum Hall ground.
As the NME put it, TV One are "menacingly beautiful - layering squiggling Moog and sparse vocals over a bass heavy thrum, they cast out spooky panoramic soundscapes as they go.
Listening to Mitchell's husky tenor intone cleverly subversive lyrics over the tight thrum of Cheater's '70s-style instrumentation, one can finally hear that Trask has been doing as much of a balancing act as Hedwig herself.