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throstle

1. a poetic name for thrush esp the song thrush
2. a spinning machine for wool or cotton in which the fibres are twisted and wound continuously
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Regulars at the Throstles Nest described Mr Carroll as a "gentleman" known for his generosity.
2) 7 points 2004-05 After 221 games in charge of the Throstles over a four-year tenure of highs and lows, Megson was sacked in October 2004 with West Brom in the relegation mire.
This distinctive red and white miniature mare has |gone missing from East Throstles Nest Farm
West Bromwich Albion, founded in 1878 by workers at George Salter's Spring Works and were nicknamed The Throstles in 1930s because a caged thrush was placed beside the touchline during matches and it was said that it only sang if the team were winning.
The book offers the theory that it might have been because throstles were particularly common in Sandwell, and nested in the Hawthorn bushes that gave the ground its name.
Tony Carroll had visited family in the area when he decided to pop into his local, The Throstles Nest Hotel, on Scotland Road.
Tony Carroll had visited familyin the area when he decided to pop into his local, The Throstles Nest Hotel, on Scotland Road, last night.
And don''t think Tony Pulis will be going easy on the Throstles at St James' ' Park today.
The bungalow where I live was called the Throstles years ago.
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The Baggies site had claimed that Askwith, famous for his comic carnal conquests as a window cleaner, pop performer and at a holiday camp in the Confessions series, had always tried to feature a Throstles' pennant in scenes during the risque romps.
The Spartans bossed the opening half-hour at the Throstles Nest without finding the net.