from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A loom worked by water, steam, or some other mechanical power.


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  • Seeing power-loom and machine embroidery infiltrate the Fabindia shelves, there's always a niggling question about whether it has grown too fast and too indiscriminately.

    Fabindia Ups The Ante By Tripling Its Retail Outlets

  • They placarded the walls with advertisements for power-loom weavers.

    Mary Barton

  • Many other Trades 'Unions, connected with different branches of business, supported with money, countenance, and encouragement of every kind, the stand which the Manchester power-loom weavers were making against their masters.

    Mary Barton

  • Meanwhile, the power-loom weavers living in the more remote parts of Lancashire, and the neighbouring counties, heard of the masters 'advertisements for workmen; and in their solitary dwellings grew weary of starvation, and resolved to come to Manchester.

    Mary Barton

  • A note, respectfully worded, although its tone of determination was strong, had been sent by the power-loom weavers, requesting that a "deputation" of them might have a meeting with the masters, to state the conditions they must have fulfilled before they would end the turn-out.

    Mary Barton

  • On a recent evening, Muhammad Shakib, a power-loom worker, walked up to a tiny movie rental store here and asked for a copy of another popular remake.

    Homemade Bollywood Brings Relief In India | Fan Cinema Today

  • Figure III. 5 Sectional diagram of a power-loom for the weaving of plain cloth

    Chapter 6

  • A similar side-view of a power-loom is shown in Figure III. 4.

    Chapter 6

  • Clearly, a loom which contains all of these features would only require a motor-drive in order to be converted into a power-loom.

    Chapter 6

  • A short review is given of the power-loom as a whole, followed by a description of the different parts of the machinery with their advantages and defects ....

    The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics A Practical Handbook for the Dyer and Student


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