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  • adj. Not spun.
  • adj. Of fibers, not yet having been twisted into yarn or thread.


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  • The reason this photo touches a nerve right now is because it hits, in the most graphic and "unspun" way, at America's frenzied resuscitation effort in propping up Afghanistan, its political system and especially, its military.

    Progressive Bloggers

  • The reason is b'c the yarn the original twined knitters used was spun the opposite way commercial yarn is spun today. (that whole S twist vs Z twist) Using unspun yarn will probably mean you will twist the yarn as you work it in the direction that you need. (that is if it really is "unspun" and not "lightly spun") You could spin the yarn you need the correct way, or commission somone you know who spins to spin you some yarn the way you need it done.

    I have a question about twining.

  • And what I've attempted to do is present unvarnished and - if you will - unspun exactly what happened, and how the central character in this is President Obama, how he deals with it.

    Bob Woodward's Inside Account Of 'Obama's Wars'

  • The unspun version may well be: "Our sales team pushes whatever delivers the most money -- to us."

    Finding Spin In The Financial Services Industry

  • '[The Labour campaign team have] taken a look at the branding of Innocent smoothies, hoping the authentic, unspun look might fit their own' unairbrushable 'product, G Brown.

    The Brown brand

  • You take a bar of soap and wrap it in some unspun wool and wet it, massaging — felting actually!

    Make A DIY Felted Soap Bar | Lifehacker Australia

  • Well, that actually helps Obama -- his speech will be remembered unspun.

    Stunt casting

  • Each in its way is a reminder that essential, unspun truths about Lennon are either out there and picked over already or will never be known.

    Searching Lennon

  • But the nano-scandals, if left unspun, grow into narratives, which grow into news stories, which frame the campaign, which affect the election outcome.

    BlackBerry Politics and the Campaign Ecosystem - Swampland -

  • Mr. Girgic uses unspun, naturally dyed wool for his art felts, created and rolled entirely by hand, in the ancient, traditional manner – with no machines or chemical intervention.

    DP08 – Weeklong Wrap Up « DESIGNPHILADELPHIA


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