spinning wheel love


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

  • n. An apparatus for making yarn or thread, consisting of a foot-driven or hand-driven wheel and a single spindle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a domestic device for making yarn or thread; having a single spindle and a wheel driven by hand or foot

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a machine for spinning yarn or thread, in which a wheel drives a single spindle, and is itself driven by the hand, or by the foot acting on a treadle.
  • n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine for spinning wool, cotton, or flax into threads by hand.

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

  • n. a small domestic spinning machine with a single spindle that is driven by hand or foot


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  • There was a random aspect to the game — a spinning wheel and dice determined plagues and famines and earthquakes and the like; this was the quickest fix, replaced by computerized random choice — but most of the action was generated by decisions and reactions that the players made, by their aggressions and their lust, their treaties and their double-crosses, their clashes and battles and betrayals.

    Land of the Blind

  • She put aside the bolt of cotton cloth from which she was cutting shirts for the boys and their father-the spinning wheel and loom had fallen into disuse in most of the homes of Virginia since cotton goods could be manufactured so cheaply in the north-and examined her youngest son.

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]


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