1. a spinning machine formerly used to twist and wind fibers of cotton or wool continuously
  2. common Old World thrush noted for its song
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How To Use throstle In A Sentence

  • 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.
  • There were two kinds of throstle spinners, one kind for the warp yarn and one kind for the filling yarn.
  • The blackbird and the throstle a-praising Queen and King: Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People
  • 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.’
  • The _throstle_, the _red-wing_, and the _fieldfare_, which migrated in March, now return; and the _ring-ouzel_ arrives from the Welsh and Scottish Alps to winter in more sheltered situations. The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 271, September 1, 1827
  • Here is W. S. Gilbert's spoof line, ‘I would as lief be thrust through a thicket hedge as cry Pooh to a callow throstle’.
  • Where the cotton trade, even with all Arkwright and Crompton's inventions of mule and throstle frames, and the steam-engine wonders of Watt, but for the importation tax of 87 per cent with which the cotton manufactures of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843
  • But at least the throstle is still there, keeping the memory and the spirit alive and that is very important.
  • Mule and ring spinning started in place of the throstle frames.
  • Wider cards were introduced, lappers installed, geared speeders adopted, and ring spinning substituted for throstle frames.
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