Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In cotton manufacturing, a machine in which a number of slivers from the carder are taken from the cans and united, stretched, and compacted into rovings. Sometimes called roving-machine. See drawing-frame.
  • n. In worsted-manuf., a machine which takes two slivers from the cans of the drawing-frame, elongates them four times, and twists them together. Also called roving-head. E. H. Knight.

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Examples

  • Calmly he walked along the length of the room, stepping aside to escape the flame, and searching behind each roving-frame in his walk, as though to assure himself that no one remained unsaved.

    Lancashire Idylls (1898)

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