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distaff:

see spinningspinning,
the drawing out, twisting, and winding of fibers into a continuous thread or yarn. From antiquity until the Industrial Revolution, spinning was a household industry. The roughly carded fiber was at first held in one hand and drawn out and twisted by the other hand.
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distaff

the rod on which flax is wound preparatory to spinning
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Distaff Ventures owns two mares, Listed-placed Cosavita, who is in foal to Black Sam Bellamy, and Rhetorique, in foal to Sulamani.
She returned to win the Sunshine Millions Distaff in January, and has since added three more notable scores - the Grade 2 Louisville Stakes at Churchill Downs and the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Handicap at Belmont Park having preceded her victory at the weekend.
Bobby Frankel's mare won the Eclipse Award for champion older female last year, but she looks even better this time round and leads the American distaff division by 3lb on RPRs from Kentucky Oaks heroine Proud Spell (120).
race was a third to Silver Cup in Santa Anita's Buena Vista, won the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile for jockey Patrick Valenzuela and trainer Bobby Frankel.
Ginger Punch (Bobby Frankel/Rafael Bejarano) is the undoubted star of the Gulfstream half of the show, sure to start hot favourite for the EUR500,000 Sunshine Millions Distaff (10.
Keeneland Spinster Stakes G1 Polytrack 1m1f Lady Joanne, winner of the Alabama Stakes on her most recent start, takes on her elders for the first time in this revered distaff event.
That's one more than Jeff Mullins, who won the $150,000 Cal Cup Distaff with Tempting Date later Sunday.
DUAL Eclipse Award winner Life's Magic, winner of the Breeders' Cup Distaff in 1985, died on Tuesday at Trackside Farm, Kentucky, where she had been in retirement.
Valentine Dancer, the card's other millionaire, finished 11th in the Cal Cup Distaff won by Tempting Date ($9.
ANDREW BALDING yesterday revealed that he has no fears about who might partner Dark Missile in Saturday's Shergar Cup Distaff, and forecast that even a "blindfolded" jockey would have no difficulty riding the filly.
Not only does Lewis have the 5-year-old mare Valentine Dancer, by In Excess out of the late Gilded Dancer, trying a hillside turf sprint for the first time in the $150,000 Cal Cup Distaff Handicap, he has her 4-year-old full brother Carano trying the stakes level for the first time in the $250,000 Cal Cup Classic.