from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In weaving, an apparatus for winding the warp-yarns from the bobbins to a large cylindrical reel, and arranging them in two leas or sets, ready for the heddles in the loom.


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  • The warping-mill was gone -- everything that had been there was gone.

    Tommy and Grizel

  • The basest of created animalcules, the Spider itself, has a spinning-jenny, and warping-mill, and power-loom within its head: the stupidest of Oysters has a Papin's-Digester, with stone-and-lime house to hold it in: every being that can live can do something: this let him _do_.

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History


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