from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Cotton thread wound on spools.


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  • Kate had a fine head for mathematics, and, on the whole, she rather preferred a slate and pencil to needles and spool-cotton.

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  • In using spool-cotton, thread the needle with the end which comes off first, and not the end where you break it off.

    American Woman's Home


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