Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An establishment in which all or some of the principal processes of wool-manufacture, as carding, spinning, and weaving, are performed, separately or together; a wool-mill.

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Examples

  • In the city of Zenith, in the barbarous twentieth century, a family's motor indicated its social rank as precisely as the grades of the peerage determined the rank of an English family -- indeed, more precisely, considering the opinion of old county families upon newly created brewery barons and woolen-mill viscounts.

    Babbitt

  • In the city of Zenith, in the barbarous twentieth century, a family’s motor indicated its social rank as precisely as the grades of the peerage determined the rank of an English family—indeed, more precisely, considering the opinion of old county families upon newly created brewery barons and woolen-mill viscounts.

    Chapter 6

  • Zenith, in the barbarous twentieth century, a family's motor indicated its social rank as precisely as the grades of the peerage determined the rank of an English family -- indeed, more precisely, considering the opinion of old county families upon newly created brewery barons and woolen-mill viscounts.

    Babbitt

  • There is a hurrying, rushing rill here, too, that turns a little woolen-mill.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great

  • He was the son of a well-to-do Scottish woolen-mill owner in Allegheny, Pa., where he was born, July 11, 1839.

    All About Coffee

  • In the past, each day after lunch, Mac Tavish had been enabled to get back to the sanity of a well-conducted woolen-mill business; in the peace that descended on the office afternoons he put out of his mind the nightmare of the forenoons and tried not to think too much of what the morrows promised.

    All-Wool Morrison

  • A great square house of cold, gray stone, as unattractive as a barn or a woolen-mill, plain, cold, and solid.

    The Story of the Innumerable Company, and Other Sketches

  • Owen saw the success of the woolen-mill, and declared that to bring cotton up by steamboat from the South would be easy.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 11 Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Businessmen

  • "The same way that it whipped a full-grown woolen-mill manager once, I suppose, old boy," said Macdonald.

    Romance of California Life

  • They did not rest until they had established also a woolen-mill.

    The Communistic Societies of the United States From Personal Visit and Observation

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