Definition of spindle in English:
- There'll always be a huge demand here for raw wool from Australia, provided we can keep the spindles here spinning wool and keep them away from spinning synthetics.
- While traveling along the Inca Road, Muller carries wool and a spindle with her.
- Having prepared the wool or flax the women would then have spun it using a drop spindle (spinning wheels are a much later invention).
- The Asoka Chakra could be viewed, imaginatively, as a spinning-wheel without the spindle and spinner.
- Davis's are flatter, and by this point he had progressed to using bamboo-turned spindles.
- Nowhere else in India will you see spinning on single spindle charkas with 24 spokes, claims Lakshman Rao.
- Attention must also be made to the reels bearings in which the spindle of the spool is housed.
- A gossamer thread issues from her enormous abdomen at a steady clip, wound by a motor onto a revolving spindle.
- This problem was particularly acute in the textile sector where a large number of spindles were set up on the basis of suppliers' credits.
- The spindles of Windsor chairs support the spine and move with the sitter's changes in position.
- A couple of spindles in the banister were hanging loose.
- If held to shape and allowed to dry - only a few days would be necessary for thin spindles - wood will hold its shape as well as if it were steam bent.
- The spindle had papers stuck onto it; one of them slid off and away through the air.
- Keep track of all your orders with this simple wire order slip spindle.
- The sociologist said the spindle would align statuses since the orders will have to wait till the cook got them.
- It is for this reason that we spot-face our cranks at the same time we drill the hole for the pedal spindle and bottom bracket axis.
- Golder uses felt mops, which he makes himself, on a spindle revolving at 3,000 revs, and employs pumice powder mixed with vegetable oil to polish the silver.
- We currently use both air-bearing spindles and electric motors to rotate the disks.
- In the early 1980s, there were definitely some breakage problems with the first titanium Super Record spindles.
- That's the ones when they used to have the spindle that drops six records, 45s, at one time.
- A critical step in the cell cycle is the proper attachment of chromosomes to the mitotic spindle during metaphase.
- Metaphase spindles with replicated mitotic chromosomes were assembled in meiotic Xenopus egg extracts as described.
- Kinetochore proteins bind to a microtubule spindle to keep chromosomes segregated during cell division.
- Genus Euonymus, family Celastraceae: several species, in particular E. europaea
- A lime tree there is already turning a beautiful bright yellow, and a large Himalayan spindle bush is taking on rich red and pink colouring.
- The British native spindle bush has a highly ornamental climbing relative that produces wonderfully coloured fruits.
- For a more formal approach to home decorating, Carter is a big fan of miniature tree-like plants such as New Zealand tea trees, winter cherries and Japanese spindle.
Old English spinel, from the base of the verb spin.
spin from (Old English):
An Old English word that originally meant ‘to draw out and twist fibre’. The expression to spin a yarn, ‘to tell a long, far-fetched story’, is nautical in origin. An important job on board ship was making and repairing ropes, a task which involved twisting together a number of long threads or ‘yarns’. The image of this process and the reputation sailors had for telling tall tales of fabulous far-flung lands combined to produce the phrase we know today. Tony Blair's Labour government in Britain, elected in 1997, gained a reputation for its use of spin and spin doctors, but spin meaning ‘the presentation of information in a particular way, a slant’ started in the USA. It was first recorded in 1977 in the Washington Post, with spin doctor following in 1984. Spindle (Old English), originally spinel, comes from ‘spin’.
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