Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mill or factory where thread is spun.

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Examples

  • He now also remembered where he had read about it: during his first arrest in Germany, comrades had smuggled a sheet of the illegally printed Party organ into the cell; at the top were three columns about a strike in a spinning-mill; at the bottom of a column, as a stopgap, was printed in tiny letters the discovery that the universe was finite, and halfway through it the page was torn off.

    Darkness At Noon

  • Spider is able, therefore, as the first product of her spinning-mill, before taking any refreshment, to obtain a line fully twelve feet in length.

    The Life of the Spider

  • To master the terrible quarry, she has spent the whole reserves of her spinning-mill, enough to weave many good-sized webs.

    The Life of the Spider

  • The spinning-mill suddenly alters the raw material: it was turning out white silk; it now furnishes reddish-brown silk, finer than the other and issuing in clouds which the hind-legs, those dexterous carders, beat into a sort of froth.

    The Life of the Spider

  • When the summer heat arrives, in June, the young ones, probably aided by their mother, pierce the walls of their cells, leave the maternal tent, of which they know the secret outlet well, take the air on the threshold for a few hours and then fly away, carried to some distance by a funicular aeroplane, the first product of their spinning-mill.

    The Life of the Spider

  • SERVIEN (Prudence), born, in 1806, at Valenciennes, daughter of very poor weavers, was employed, from the age of seven years, in a spinning-mill; corrupted early by her life in the work-room, she was a mother at the age of thirteen; having had to testify in the Court of

    Repertory of the Comedie Humaine Part 2

  • "But ours is a paper-mill, not a spinning-mill," Valentina Mihailovna remarked.

    Virgin Soil

  • Apropos of the burning of the _Amazon_: M. Dujardin relates, that a fire broke out a short time since in a spinning-mill at Douai.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 452 Volume 18, New Series, August 28, 1852

  • In 19th century England, spinning-mill owners were convinced they would reap profits beyond their dreams if they could just get every Chinese to buy one handkerchief.

    The Economic Times

  • England, spinning-mill owners were convinced they would reap big

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