His head was still reeling to the point he was fevered.
His cool touch calmed her this time, parted the reeling emotions and chaotic thoughts.
He'd hooked her and was gently reeling her in.
reeling of silk cocoons by machinery.
This is gradually supplanting the wasteful method of native reeling, giving a much better finished and consequently more valuble article.
In the summer of 1655, moreover, while the Republic was still reeling beneath the shock of the Muscovite invasion,, Charles X.
She sought to right her reeling senses, registering Taran's scent.
This assortment is of great consequence for the success of the reeling operations, as uniformity of quality and evenness and regularity of fibre are the most valuable features in raw silk.
Gabriel was still reeling from the sudden, inexplicable changes in his mate and the admittance by Deidre that she had made a deal with Darkyn.
Before the introduction of machinery applicable to the spinning of silk waste, the refuse from cocoon reeling, and also from silk winding, which is now used in producing spun silk fabrics, hosiery, &c., was nearly all destroyed as being useless, with the exception of that which could be hand-combed and spun by means of the distaff and spinning wheel, a method which is still practised by some of the peasantry in India and other Eastern countries.
(4) During the process of reeling from the cocoon the silk often breaks; and both in finding a true and [[Table Iv]].-Silk Goods exported from the United Kingdom.
There was a sense of cold and the ooze of blood filling his boot, and a reeling wave of lightheadedness, but little pain.
Deidre paid the driver and hurried inside, her mind reeling and her body buzzing with the weird energy of the killer who'd marked her.
(2) The outside layers of the true cocoon are too coarse and uneven for reeling; and as the worm completes its task of spinning, the thread becomes finer and weaker, so both the extreme outside and inside layers are put aside as waste.
The silk manufacture, introduced at Lucca about the close of the 11th century, and in the early part of the 16th the means of subsistence for 30,000 of its inhabitants, now gives employment (in reeling and throwing) to only about 1500.
Scouring renders all common silks, whether white or yellow in the raw, a brilliant pearly white, with a delicate soft flossy texture, from the fact that the fibres which were agglutinated in reeling, being now degummed, are separated from each other and show their individual tenuity in the yarn.
If the water is too cold the gum does not soften enough and the cocoons rise out of the basin in reeling; if it is too hot the cocoons collapse and fall to the bottom.
The yarn is now ready for reeling into skeins or for warping, both of which operations are common to all the textile yarns.
It is only floss, injured and unreelable cocoons, the husks of reeled cocoons, and other waste from reeling, with certain wild silks, which are treated by the spun silk process, and the silk thereby produced loses much of the beauty, strength and brilliance which are characteristic of the manufactures from reeled silk.
The Turks, still reeling from the shock of Lepanto, could with difficulty hold their own 1572-4573.
His backhand sent her world reeling.
She scrambled off him, senses reeling.
My head is reeling.
Still reeling from a negative comment from your boss?
The object of reeling is to bring together the filaments (bave) from two or more (generally four or five, but sometimes up to twenty) cocoons, and to form them into one continuous, uniform, and regular strand, which constitutes the " raw silk " of commerce.
As the reeling proceeds the reeler has to give the most careful attention to the thickness of the strand being produced, and to introduce new cocoons in place of any from which the reelable silk has become exhausted.
The apparatus used for these purposes in some localities is of a very primitive kind, and the reeling being uneven and lumpy the silk is of inferior quality and low value.
He turned away, wide eyed, his head reeling.
A backhand sent her reeling.
so) of a silvery grey colour, which Sir Thomas Wardle of Leek, who devoted a great amount of attention to the wild-silk question, succeeded in reeling.
His bruised body shook, his frantic thoughts fed by his reeling senses.
mind-expanding courses can leave you reeling, but I have come out of them having a better understanding of what spirituality truly is.
reeling from the shock of the massive explosion that shook the country's commercial capital.
12 presents a sectional view of a reeling apparatus as used in Italy, and shows the passage of the thread from the basin to the reel, the threads being twisted around by the tavelette to give roundness to the thread, but though the principle remains much the same, great improvements have been made on this model.
Scoundrels! yelled Kutuzov in a hoarse voice, waving his arms and reeling.
India is still reeling from the shock of the massive explosion that shook the country 's commercial capital.
It's made of a stretchy polyester that allows for a full range of movement when casting and reeling and has deep front pockets with secure button closures.
As of October of 2007, the economy is reeling from a staggering $200 billion of subprime mortgage defaults.
Because the idea of trying to find the right microwave turntable might have you reeling, you should seek assistance before making a purchase.
Cold Ground Gran's murder leaves Sookie and Jason reeling.
The conservative radio host made shocking comments about children who have autism that sent the autistic community reeling.
After Wakefield's study was published in the Lancet in 1998, a campaign reeling against vaccines began, and many parents continue to deliberately avoid getting their children vaccinated against preventable diseases.
Your confidence will radiate and you'll be reeling in potential romantic partners in no time.
The world was still reeling from Vietnam and Nixon, plus there were stagnant economic conditions, unemployment - times were uncertain.
Doyle's death in the first season left Cordelia with a new gift and Angel reeling.
Reeling from the death of his fellow triwizard tournament champion, Cedric Diggory, at the hands of Voldemort, Harry must come to terms with loss and isolation in the fifth installment of the series.
The message was a difficult, but necessary one for American fans still reeling from the loss.
A reeling gait, oscillations of the body which impart a zigzag direction to the walk, difficulty in standing, owing to unsteadiness of limb, are common in cerebellar disease.
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