Usage examples for filaments

  1. These multiply and lengthen into filaments at the expense of the fly's substance; and when they have at last killed the patient, they grow out of its body and give off spores. – Aphorisms and Reflections from the works of T. H. Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley
  2. The spores of the fungus are produced in great numbers on diseased areas during the growing season and are borne on thread- like filaments which live throughout the winter in the tissues of the vine and are ready for new growth in the spring. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  3. But to come crashing down into the exquisite filaments of a human brain with it, to use it to keep a brain from continuing to be a brain- that is, an organ with all its reading senses acting and reacting warm and living in it, is a very serious matter. – The Lost Art of Reading by Gerald Stanley Lee