Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mill or factory for reeling and spinning silk thread, or for manufacturing silk cloth, or both.
“Three years later he extended his reputation by completing the machinery for a silk-mill at Congleton.”
“That scourge had carried off the owner of another silk-mill, situated almost at the gates of Bergamo; and the heir, a dissolute young fellow, finding nothing in this edifice that could afford him any diversion, proposed, or rather was anxious, to dispose of it, even at half its value; but he wanted the money down upon the spot, that he might instantly expend it with unproductive prodigality.”
“We are operating successfully several banks, commercial enterprises among our people in the Southland, including 1 silk-mill and 1 cotton-factory.”
“Of deeds which make up life, refers to her daily duty as a girl in the silk-mill, for she naturally thinks of the complexity of life as a tangled skein.”
“The girl seemed reluctant, but told him that they all worked in the neighboring silk-mill, the pulsations of which he had heard in the night.”
“It has a cotton factory and a silk-mill, the only one in the State, where silk yarns are converted into thread for northern silk-weaving establishments.”
“After dinner, Mr.. Butter went with me to see the silk-mill which Mr. John Lombe had  had a patent for, having brought away the contrivance from Italy.”
“About the year 1717 he founded a great silk-mill at Derby.”
“The dusk was falling when I reached a silk-mill by the side of the Rue, and passed up the deep gorge full of shadows, led by the sound of roaring waters.”
“In two years he had built up a town of twelve hundred people, and had a watch-factory and silk-mill in full and paying operation.”
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