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- We were here shown the bed upon which Peter the Great died, across which lay his threadbare dressing- gown and night- cap. - "Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia", Maturin M. Ballou.
- She looked coldly at the threadbare sofa and indulgently at the young man who filled a corner of it. - "The Greater Inclination", Edith Wharton.
- With both hands raised above his head and his thin, cuffless wrists stretching out of his threadbare sleeves, he stood for a tense moment in silence. - "The Portal of Dreams", Charles Neville Buck.