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

  • n. An early form of spinning machine having several spindles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an early spinning machine having multiple spools

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • an engine or machine for spinning wool or cotton, by means of a large number of spindles revolving simultaneously.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A spinning-machine, invented by James Hargreaves in 1767, which was the first to operate upon more than one thread.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an early spinning machine with multiple spindles


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  • Thus it was not without significance that when Dick Arkwright, the barber’s apprentice, made his fortune in the spinning jenny he metamorphosed into Sir Richard; the threat to England’s traditional reign of gentlemanliness was nicely solved by inducting such parvenus wholesale into the fraternity of gentle blood and manners.

    The Worldly Philosophers


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