Definition of throstle in English:
1British old-fashioned term for song thrush.
- Coleridge also saw a bird in a larch tree, a ‘throstle’ or thrush in a larch appears in a version of what became his Dejection Ode.
- But at least the throstle is still there, keeping the memory and the spirit alive and that is very important.
- A stone along the way shows the nest of the throstle, or thrush, no doubt because the town is sometimes referred to as the’ throstle's nest of England.’
2 (also throstle frame) historical A machine for continuously spinning wool or cotton.
- Additionally, the historical development of the site appeared to reflect the progression of spinning technology through the water and throstle frames, and the self-acting mule.
- Mule and ring spinning started in place of the throstle frames.
- He had carding machinery and 9,000 throstle frame spinning spindles in a three storey building alongside the brook, and 240 looms in a weaving shed alongside Chaddock Lane.
Words that rhyme with throstleapostle, colossal, dossal, fossil, glossal, jostle
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