from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of stout frame, about 3 feet square, standing 3 feet high, strung with cords about half an inch apart, upon which seed-cotton is batted with sticks for the purpose of preparing it for carding and spinning: a contrivance for use in the home, now seldom employed.


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