from The Century Dictionary.

  • Twisted: as, thrown silk (which see, under silk).
  • Disappointed.
  • In geology and mining, moved out of its original position by a fault, or intersecting dike or vein, or fissure of any kind, whether filled with ore, gossan, flucan, or whether simply a crack.
  • Turned. Compare throw, transitive verb 2.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • a. & p. p. from throw, v.
  • silk thread consisting of two or more singles twisted together like a rope, in a direction contrary to that in which the singles of which it is composed are twisted.
  • silk thread or cord made by three processes of twisting, first into singles, two or more of which are twisted together making dumb singles, and several of these twisted together to make thrown singles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Past participle of throw

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective caused to fall to the ground
  • adjective twisted together; as of filaments spun into a thread


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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