from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stand for one or more spools of sewing-thread, on which the spools are mounted on pins, so as to turn freely as the thread is unwound. Also spool-stand.
  • n. In warping, a creel on which spools are placed on skewers.


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  • The full spools are then placed in a row one above the other in a spool-holder, sometimes called a skarne or scarne.

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