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spinning wheel

a wheel-like machine for spinning at home, having one hand- or foot-operated spindle
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And on he went boldly up to the Princess, who was sitting on a pearl as large as a spinning-wheel.
In the days when the spinning-wheels hummed busily in the farmhouses-- and even great ladies, clothed in silk and thread-lace, had their toy spinning-wheels of polished oak--there might be seen in districts far away among the lanes, or deep in the bosom of the hills, certain pallid undersized men, who, by the side of the brawny country-folk, looked like the remnants of a disinherited race.
A section devoted to basic spinning-wheel mechanics rounds out this specialized, extensively detailed guide, illustrated with black-and-white photographs and diagrams.
76-78; John Horner, The Linen Trade of Europe during the Spinning-wheel Period (Belfast, 1920), pp.