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1) bobbin. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...spinning, weaving, and lace making. Sometimes the wooden spools of sewing thread are called bobbins. The bobbin of a sewing machine is a metal cylinder, with a flange...

2) Bone-lace. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Lace woven on bobbins made of trotter-bones. 1...

3) Fal-lals. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...ornaments for horses, etc.) 1 "Our god-child passed in review all her gowns, fichus, tags, bobbins, laces, silk stockings, and fallals."-Thackeray: Vanity Fair, chap....

4) bobbin lace. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...An intricate handmade lace made by interlacing thread around small notched pins or bobbins stuck into a pillow. Also called pillow lace, point....

5) creel. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. A wicker basket, especially one used by anglers for carrying fish. 2. A frame for holding bobbins or spools in a spinning machine. Middle English crel, from Old...

6) crepe. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...from the peculiar arrangement of the weft, which is formed of yarn from two different bobbins twisted together in opposite directions or uses alternately a right-twisted...

7) carpet. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...by means of wires. It is called three-, four-, or five-frame, depending on the number of bobbins carrying different-colored warp threads, which make the pattern....

8) linen. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...to form a continuous ribbon, drawn out through rollers, then wound from the roving frame on bobbins in a loosely twisted thread. For fine goods the thread is usually...

9) loom. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...shuttle, and in 1760 his son Robert devised a drop box by which trays automatically brought bobbins of colored threads in line as desired. These aids to weaving encouraged...

10) spinning. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...each revolving faster than the preceding pair, attenuated the yarn and twisted and wound it on bobbins in a continuous action. Operated at first by horse or mule...

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