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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section II. Dimensions
2. Linear Dimensions
 
205. Filament.
 
  
NOUN:FILAMENT, line; fiber, fibril; funicle, vein, hair, cobweb, capillary, ciliolum, capillament [rare], cilium, cirrus, barbel, strand, tendril, gossamer; hair stroke; veinlet, venula, venule.
  beard (roughness) [See Roughness]; ramification.
  THREAD, threadlet, harl, yarn, pack-thread, cotton, sewing silk.
  STRING, twine, twist, whipcord, cord, rope, hemp, oakum, jute; tape, ribbon, wire.
  STRIP, shred, slip, spill, list, tænia or tenia, band, fillet, fascia; ribbon, ribband or riband [archaic], roll, lath, splinter, shiver, shaving; ligule or ligula.
  
ADJECTIVE:FILAMENTOUS, filamentiferous, filaceous [rare], filiform; fibrous, fibrillous, fibrilliform, fibrilliferous; thread-like, wiry, stringy, ropy; capillary, capilliform; funicular, wire-drawn; anguilliform; flagelliform; barbate, hairy (rough) [See Roughness]; tæniate, tæniform, tænioid; venose, venous; ligulate or ligulated.

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