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  • noun Plural form of spinstress.


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  • This slenderness on the part of the spinstresses must not prejudice us against their work: there is no parity between their skill and their years.

    The Life of the Spider

  • And this is no case of distraction, of individual carelessness; all the large spinstresses suffer from a similar incapacity for patching.

    The Life of the Spider

  • To sum up, although, on the whole, the tactics of the exodus remain much the same, the two spinstresses of my region best-versed in the art of weaving mothers 'wallets failed to come up to my expectations.

    The Life of the Spider

  • The spinstresses of my enclosure then leave their daytime hiding-places, select their posts and begin to spin, one here, another there.

    The Life of the Spider

  • If I can neither go nor send to these two, I will get all the spinstresses in France to spin it, rather than that I should remain longer in your hands. "

    Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15) The Romance of Reality. French.


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