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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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In a few minutes a rushing sound was heard in the waters, and a wave swept the spinning-wheel from the bank.
A loud purr, like the singing of a tea-kettle or the hum of a spinning-wheel, testified that she was as comfortable and happy as a cat could be.
And on he went boldly up to the Princess, who was sitting on a pearl as large as a spinning-wheel.
Benches were built along the sides for summer use; and a great spinning-wheel at one end, and a churn at the other, showed the various uses to which this important porch might be devoted.
The walls were black; there was an opening to admit the light above the worm-eaten door; and here and there were a few stools consisting of rough blocks of beech-wood, each set upon three wooden legs; a hutch for bread, a large wooden dipper, a bucket and some earthen milk-pans, a spinning-wheel on the top of the bread-hutch, and a few wicker mats for draining cheeses.