What does the word filament mean?

Usage examples for filament

  1. His efforts to trace to definite result some filament of fact that might prove the court- martial to have reached a conclusion at variance with the truth, had all ended in failure. – The Law of Hemlock Mountain by Hugh Lundsford
  2. This does not seem strange when we reflect that every minute filament, the grain, the knots, spots, dents, and finger- marks are all reproduced. – Holland, v. 1 (of 2) by Edmondo de Amicis