from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine in which raw silk is unwound from the cocoons, formed into a thread, and wound in a skein.


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  • She comes to an abrupt stop two inches from the ground; the silk-reel ceases working.

    The Life of the Spider

  • Tonbridge silk-reel, an ivory needle case, a silver thimble with an enameled rim, a tiny pair of scissors, and other things of the same kind -- which she took first from one pocket of her apron and then from another.

    Hide and Seek


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