from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Arkwright, Sir Richard 1732-1792. British inventor and manufacturer who patented a machine for spinning cotton thread (1769) and established cotton mills that were among the first to use machinery on a large scale.


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  • Indeed we lived in Arkwright St. and I shall always remember walking to school each morning past the windows of cotton mills through which I could see the vast rows of massive looms and spinning frames operated by women who had been working from at least six o'clock in the morning, if not earlier.

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  • Once again at the mention of Calderwell's name Arkwright stiffened perceptibly.

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  • "'Arkwright'" was uttered in a slightly different tone.

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  • Also heard on Classic FM about 'Arkwright's Sparkling Malt Whisky,' now that's got to be an April fool. there was an article in the newspaper today claiming that they had invented a new type of printing which they'd patented - "Flair Spool" which allows

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  • 'Arkwright's Ruby' amply lives up to its description.

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  • Yet other municipalities, such as Arkwright, Silver Creek or Stockton, have the majority of their budgets funded from the ever-growing property taxes.


  • Scotch whiskey on the market, for he was not able to make up his mind as to whether it was Captain Hansen or Mr Harriwell who had given Bertie Arkwright the more gorgeous insight into life in the Solomons.


  • Both suggestions were similar in tenor, namely, to give Mr. Bertram Arkwright an insight into the rawness and redness of life in the Solomons.


  • From Bryan Talbot, the acclaimed creator of The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and The Tale of One Bad Rat, comes Alice in Sunderland, a graphic novel unlike any before.

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  • The lovely clothes and kite in the painting, points out the caption beside it, in case you have forgotten your Engels, contrast with the miserable childhoods of young workers in the Arkwright mills.

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