cotton-spinner love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who spins cotton; a manufacturer of cotton thread.
  • n. An echinoderm, Holothuria for-skali: so named from the adhesive white threads (Cuvierian organs) which are shot out when the animal is irritated.


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  • Glasgow, attending lectures in the winter, paying his expenses by working as a cotton-spinner during the summer, without receiving a farthing of aid from any one.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • One editorialist wrote: Robert Owen, Esq., a benevolent cotton-spinner ... conceives that all human beings are so many plants which have been out of the earth for a few thousand years, and require to be reset.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • Some measures of relief were carried by the elder Sir Robert Peel, himself a cotton-spinner; but public opinion was slow to move and was not roused till 1830, when Mr. Sadler, [16] member for Newark, led the first fight for a 'Ten Hours

    Victorian Worthies Sixteen Biographies

  • An eminent cotton-spinner, who subjected four hundred specimens of mummy-cloth to the microscope, has ascertained that they were all linen; and even now, when aspiring cotton has contested its superiority, and claimed to be more healthful and more beneficial to the human frame, the choicest drapery of our tables and couches, and many of our most costly and elegant articles of dress, are fabricated from flax.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 46, August, 1861

  • Cosey admires the city, and is miserable in Wales, while Trot, a wealthy cotton-spinner, rejoices at the loss of a large share of his property because it furnishes him with a pretext for returning to the country and leaving the _abominable_ city to which he was hurried away by the vanity of his wife.

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor Volume I, Number 1

  • The farmers must be run down and ruined in order to repair the effects of excessive credit and over-trading among the manufacturers; the corn-grower must smart for the sins of the cotton-spinner.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 327, January, 1843

  • The woolen manufacturer has an equal interest with the cotton-spinner in demanding that this shall be done, for with this unequaled country for the production of wool remaining under the curse of slavery, we import annually nearly thirty million pounds of wool, -- about one-third of our whole consumption.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 3, March, 1862

  • What then! are you a Manchester manufacturer, some dirty cotton-spinner? have you no faith in the future? have you no regard for the dignity and comfort of your family? are you, too, bitten with the demoralising commercial spirit of the age? are you all for self and the present? have you no obligations towards your ancestors? and are you unwilling to leave a name to be talked of by your posterity?

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847

  • He could not brook the idea of merely entering upon the labors of others, but cut out a large sphere of independent work, preparing himself for it by undertaking manual labor in building and other handicraft employment, in addition to teaching, which, he says, "made me generally as much exhausted and unfit for study in the evenings as ever I had been when a cotton-spinner."

    How to Get on in the World A Ladder to Practical Success

  • He accordingly economized his earnings, and saved as much money as enabled him to support himself while attending the Medical and Greek classes as well as the Divinity Lectures, at Glasgow, for several winters, working as a cotton-spinner during the remainder of each year.

    How to Get on in the World A Ladder to Practical Success


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