Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A loom worked by water, steam, or some other mechanical power.
“Seeing power-loom and machine embroidery infiltrate the Fabindia shelves, there's always a niggling question about whether it has grown too fast and too indiscriminately.”
“They placarded the walls with advertisements for power-loom weavers.”
“Many other Trades 'Unions, connected with different branches of business, supported with money, countenance, and encouragement of every kind, the stand which the Manchester power-loom weavers were making against their masters.”
“Meanwhile, the power-loom weavers living in the more remote parts of Lancashire, and the neighbouring counties, heard of the masters 'advertisements for workmen; and in their solitary dwellings grew weary of starvation, and resolved to come to Manchester.”
“A note, respectfully worded, although its tone of determination was strong, had been sent by the power-loom weavers, requesting that a "deputation" of them might have a meeting with the masters, to state the conditions they must have fulfilled before they would end the turn-out.”
“On a recent evening, Muhammad Shakib, a power-loom worker, walked up to a tiny movie rental store here and asked for a copy of another popular remake.”
“Figure III. 5 Sectional diagram of a power-loom for the weaving of plain cloth”
“A similar side-view of a power-loom is shown in Figure III. 4.”
“Clearly, a loom which contains all of these features would only require a motor-drive in order to be converted into a power-loom.”
“A short review is given of the power-loom as a whole, followed by a description of the different parts of the machinery with their advantages and defects ....”
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