Skein

Definition: a bundle of yarn or a length of yarn

The extended/metaphorical definition in many cases is “things that can be interwoven.” Examples:

For example, plot threads are like skeins of yarn. I googled “skein plot” and I found a bunch of books and movies with it in the title, and none of them seem to be referring to yarn:

Why I Looked It Up

In a book about RAND corp:

All the different skeins that would eventually weave through Wolfowitz’s career were beliefs that were encouraged by Wohlsetter.

This is item #428 in a sequence of 502 items.

You can use your left/right arrow keys to navigate