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spun Sentence Examples

  • He grabbed the door handle as she spun around a curve.

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  • At least, nothing she could make out as she spun faster and faster.

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  • At least, nothing she could make out as she spun faster and faster.

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  • Terror spun through her.

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  • Instead of waiting for the Other to attack again, Darian spun and plunged his knife into the creature's belly.

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  • The car spun around at the bottom of the hill, spraying gravel in a wild circle.

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  • She spun around and headed for her car, tears welling up in her eyes.

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  • He spun on one heal and left the hotel.

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  • Here, by the very corner of my field, still nearer to town, Zilpha, a colored woman, had her little house, where she spun linen for the townsfolk, making the Walden Woods ring with her shrill singing, for she had a loud and notable voice.

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  • The maid turned, looking past her, and Katie spun away.

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  • Lana's head spun at the news.

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  • His power spun through him, but it was nothing compared to what he would feel without the two buffers.

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  • His power spun through him, but it was nothing compared to what he would feel without the two buffers.

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  • She spun, the action rocking her precarious balance, only to come face-to-face with the American nerd.

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  • Katie hit the accelerator and the wheels spun wildly, instantly coating Carmen and Alex with mud.

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  • He spun on one heel and marched out of the house.

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  • He spun on one heel and marched out of the house.

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  • First he spun her round, holding her now with his left, now with his right hand, then falling on one knee he twirled her round him, and again jumping up, dashed so impetuously forward that it seemed as if he would rush through the whole suite of rooms without drawing breath, and then he suddenly stopped and performed some new and unexpected steps.

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  • Dulce spun around and marched away from him.

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  • She had long blonde hair like spun silk, a perfectly proportioned figure and blue-green eyes that made you feel you were looking into the sea.

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  • With a squeal of brakes Dean narrowly missed the rider in front, who shouted a profanity and spun sideways to a stop in the road­side gravel, miraculously maintaining balance.

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  • We need to talk! he called cheerfully, then spun and started toward the conference room at the end of a lab that stretched the size of a football field.

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  • The man in front of her spun her and gripped her neck with one hand.

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  • He spun as the creature materialized on the other end of the attic.

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  • He started the engine and she clamped her arms around him, clinging to him as he spun the tires in a spray of pebbles and rocks.

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  • Dusty spun again and continued walking, aware of the anxious young man at his heels.

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  • Fed up with the cold and rain again, he spun her and slung her over his shoulder.

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  • She stomped on the accelerator and for a moment the wheels spun gravel.

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  • The hands spun several times while the icons around its edges glowed, danced and finally settled back in place.

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  • He spun her to face him and pulled her against him with one arm while his other took hers to the side for a waltz pose.

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  • He spun and strode away before she could formulate a response.

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  • Panic spun through her, and she didn't know which she feared more: Greenie finding her or the insurgency.

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  • The smoking shell spun like a top between him and the prostrate adjutant, near a wormwood plant between the field and the meadow.

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  • He had felt it for the first time when the shell spun like a top before him, and he looked at the fallow field, the bushes, and the sky, and knew that he was face to face with death.

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  • She didn't meet his gaze and spun away when he took the sandwich.

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  • Dusty spun on his heel.

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  • The effect slammed her downwards, and the pod spun out of control, head over tail, shaking as it fought gravity.

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  • He blocked it and the next two blows and then snatched a fist headed for his face, twisted her arm, and spun her.

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  • Jenn sensed the next vamp charge her and spun, burying her knife in the neck of the nearest before she lashed out with a kick at the next.

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  • Her eyes glowed and spun.

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  • Desperation spun through her.

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  • His words spun through her head, but the thought of what would happen if her blood joined with his made her sick.

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  • Taran looked down at his own richly spun wool and linen clothing, pitying the men on the beach.

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  • Hate and sorrow spun through him as he gazed up at his father's killer.

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  • He released her and spun.

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  • Xander was instantly fascinated by the sensation of downy fur and cotton spun so finely, it was like silk.

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  • Once more, the silver ring flared to life and spun around her cool green irises.

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  • The nineteen-year-old spun at Xander's appearance.

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  • She caught them and spun away, leaving.

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  • Sorrow, desire, fear, desperation – all spun and solidified into an ache unlike anything she'd ever experienced.

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  • Xander spun and headed the direction of the Grey God.

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  • In the Black Sea they exploited the shores of Pontus and Scythia, whose products they exchanged for textiles spun from the wool of their own country.

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  • It is still used locally for making shoes, ships' cables, mats and a kind of spun cloth.

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  • The most important imports are minerals, including coal and metals (both in pig and wrought); silks, raw, spun and woven; stone, potters earths, earthenware and glass; corn, flour and farinaceous products; cotton, raw, spun and woven; and live stock.

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  • The larva makes a globular case of .sand stuck together with fine silk spun, it is said, from a slender spinneret at the posterior end of the body.

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  • If an aperture for ingress and egress, for purposes of feeding, were left in the wall of such a chamber, there would arise in a rudimentary form what is known as the tubular nest or web; and the next important step was possibly the adoption of such a nest as a permanent abode for the spider., Some spiders, like the Drassidae and Salticidae, have not advanced beyond this stage in architectural industry; but next to the cocoon this simple tubular retreat - whether spun in a crevice or burrow or simply attached to the lower side of a stone - is the most constant feature to be observed in the spinning habits of spiders.

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  • A very similar sheet is spun by a species of Linyphia, one of the Argyopidae, but in this case there is no tube connected with the web and the spider hangs suspended beneath the horizontal netting.

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  • Snares of another type consisting of a tangled mass of threads amongst which the spiders pick their way with ease, but which are impassable to insects, are spun by members of the Theridiidae and Pholcidae; but by common consent the so-called orbicular web, so characteristic of the Argyopidae but by no means confined to them, is regarded as manifesting the greatest perfection of instinct in snare-spinning.

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  • As a commercial product spider-silk has been found to be equal, if not superior, to the best silk spun by lepidopterous larvae; but the cannibalistic propensities of spiders, making it impossible to keep more than one in a single receptacle, coupled with the difficulty of getting them to spin freely in a confined space, have hitherto prevented the silk being used on any extensive scale for textile fabrics.

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  • More often it consists of a thick felting of silk, either spun in one continuous piece into a globular form, as in the Aviculariidae, or composed of two plate-like pieces, an upper and a lower, united at the edges and lenticular in shape, as in some of the Lycosidae.

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  • A considerable quantity of the produce is spun and woven locally; e.g.

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  • West Africa.-Cotton has long been grown in the various countries on the west coast of Africa, ginned by hand or by very primitive means, spun into yarn, and woven on simple looms into " country cloths "; these are often only a few inches wide, so that any large cloths have to be made by sewing the narrow strips together.

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  • This determines to a large extent the fineness of the yarn which can be spun.

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  • Only the very lowest counts can be spun from cotton with " no staple," that is, with a fibre of about three-quarters of an inch.

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  • The longer the staple above the minimum the higher the counts that can be spun.

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  • The staple silk industry (which dates from the 16th century) has declined, the number both of filande (establishments wherein the cocoons are unwound) and of filatoje (those wherein the silk is spun) having diminished.

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  • Its trunk furnishes timber for house-building and furniture; the leaves supply thatch; their footstalks are used as fuel, and also yield a fibre from which cordage is spun.

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  • In the case of large and thick cylinders, however, another process of opening the ends is generally employed: an assistant attaches a small lump of hot glass to the domed end, and the heat of this added glass softens the cylinder sufficiently to enable the assistant to cut the end open with a pair of shears; subsequently the open end is spun out to the diameter of the whole as described above.

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  • An experiment was devised by Lord Kelvin for demonstrating this, in which the difference of steadiness was shown of a copper shell filled with liquid and spun gyroscopically, according as the shell was slightly oblate or prolate.

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  • In the manufacture of tobacco for smoking, we have to do with the numerous forms of tobacco used for smoking in pipes, embracing cut smoking mixtures, cake or plug, and roll or spun tobacco.

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  • From the drum of the twisting machine the spun tobacco is rolled into cylinders of various sizes.

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  • The wool is not of much value, and is spun by the women and woven into rugs, and made up into saddlebags or into the black Bedouin tents.

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  • Before passing into the pupal stage, the larva partially closes the orifice of the tube with silk or pieces of stone loosely spun together and pervious to water.

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  • Many fanciful legends about Abraham founded on Biblical accounts or spun out of the fancy are to be found in Josephus, and in post-Biblical and Mahommedan literature; for these, reference may be made to Beer, Leben Abrahams (1859); Gri nbaum, Neue Beitrdge z.

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  • In the case of liquids containing strong acids or alkalis, which the paper cannot withstand, a plug of carefully purified asbestos or glass-wool (spun glass) is often employed, contained in a bulb blown as an enlargement on a narrow "filtertube."

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  • and the radii of the circles drawn round it are 12, 16, 20, &c. If the figure thus drawn is spun round its centre in the right direction in its own plane waves appear to travel out from the centre along any radius.

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  • The interest here centres in the rivalry between Tristan and Lancelot, alike as knights and lovers, and in the later redaction, ascribed to Helie de Borron, the story is spun out to an interminable length.

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  • was of skins of woven aloe and palm fibre, but at the time of the conquest cotton was largely cultivated in the hot lands, spun with a spindle, and woven in a rudimentary loom without a shuttle into the mantles and breech-cloths of the men and the chemises and skirts of the women, garments often of fine texture and embroidered in colours.

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  • According to the decisions of the Congregation of Rites chasubles must not be of linen, cotton or woollen stuffs, but of silk; though a mixture of wool (or linen and cotton) and silk is allowed if the silk completely cover the other material on the outer side; spun glass thread, as a substitute for gold or silver thread, is also forbidden, owing to the possible danger to the priest's health through broken fragments falling into the chalice.

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  • Factories are still in infancy, but silk is spun.

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  • It is said that this was first spun in the island of Cos by Pamphile, daughter of Plates."

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  • In April a single worm got oak-buds, on which it throve, and ultimately spun a cocoon whence a female moth issued, from which Guerin Meneville named and described the species.

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  • Here we must distinguish between the reeled silk and the spun or waste silk manufactures.

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  • The former embraces a range of operations peculiar to silk, dealing as they do with continuous fibres of great length, whereas in the spun silk industry the raw materials are treated by methods analogous to those followed in the treatment of other fibres (see Weaving).

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  • 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.

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  • According to the qualities of raw silk used and the throwing operations undergone the principal classes of thrown silk are - (1) " singles," which consist of a single strand of twisted raw silk made up of the filaments of eight to ten cocoons; (2) tram or weft thread, consisting of two or three strands of raw silk not twisted before doubling and only lightly spun (this is soft, flossy and comparatively weak); (3) organzine, the thread used for warps, made from two and rarely three twisted strands spun in the direction contrary to that in which they are separately twisted.

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  • The permanent committee of the Paris International Congress of 1900, which was held for the purpose of unification of the numerotage of counts, unanimously decided - (a) With reference to cotton, silk and other textiles spun from fibres, that they should be based on a fixed weight and variable length, the unit being one metre to one gramme.

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  • The English cotton yarn and spun silk counts are reckoned upon the number of hanks of 840 yds.

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  • in 'lb of silk, cotton being reckoned upon the single thread and spun silk on the doubled or finished thread.

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  • to the lb., while 40/2 fold spun silk means a single 80 9 doubled to give 40 hanks of 840 yds.

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  • to spun silks.

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  • In the United Kingdom all the silk industries (those depending on spun silk alone excepted) have been declining since the French Treaty of 1860 came into operation.

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  • The remarkable development of the comparatively new trade in spun silk goes far to compensate for the loss of the older trade of net silk, and has enabled the exports of silk manufactures from Great Britain to be at least maintained and to show some signs of expansion.

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  • 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.

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  • A silk " throwster " receives his silk in skein form, the thread of which consists of a number of silk fibres wound together to make a certain diameter or size, the separate fibre having actually been spun by the worm, and this fibre may measure anything from Soo to woo yds.

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  • It is the spinner's business to straighten out these fibres, with the aid of machinery, and then to so join them that they become a thread, which is known as spun silk.

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  • There are two distinct kinds of spun silk - one called "schappe " and the other " spun silk " or " discharged spun silk."

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  • The silk was then boiled and afterwards beaten, scutched, carded, drawn, spun, folded, &c., in exactly the same way as fine cotton.

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  • If a 2-fold or 3-fold yarn is needed, then two or more ends of the spun thread are wound together and afterwards conveyed to the twisting frame for the purpose of putting the needed twist in the yarn necessary for weaving or other requirements.

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  • Folded Yarns are hairy after being spun and folded, and in addition sometimes contain nibs and rough places.

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  • As will have been gathered, spun silk is pure silk just as much as that used by the throwster.

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  • The number of mills has decreased, but machinery now runs so much more quickly than formerly that more yarn is being spun on fewer spindles.

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  • The article known as tussur spun is prepared in exactly the same manner as other spun silks, but its chief use is to make an imitation of sealskin known commercially as silk seal.

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  • Since the Rev. William Ellis and a party of American missionaries first made the volcano known to the civilized ' Among the minqr phenomena of Hawaiian volcanoes are the delicate glassy fibres called Pele's hair by the Hawaiians, which are spun by the wind from the rising and falling drops of liquid lava, and blown over the edge or into the crevices of the crater.

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  • The two great centres of production are Oldham, in which American cotton is chiefly, though not exclusively, spun, and Bolton, which spins the finer counts from Egyptian or Sea Island cotton.

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  • The great bulk of the yarn spun in Great Britain ranges between comparatively narrow limits of count, and such staples as 32' to 36 s twist and 36' to 46' weft in American, 50 9 to 60 s twist and 42' to 62' weft in Egyptian, make up a large part of the total.

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  • The tendency to spin finer counts has been to some extent counteracted by the development of the flannelette trade, for which heavy wefts are used, and there has been again a tendency lately to use "condensor" or waste wefts, which has worked to the disadvantage of the spinners of the regular coarse counts spun at Royton and elsewhere.

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  • It is a matter of experience that cotton yarns which when spun contain only a small percentage of moisture will absorb up to about 8% when they are exposed to what may be rather vaguely described as natural conditions.

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  • Of course by far the larger part of the yarn spun in Lancashire is woven in Lancashire, but of the cotton cloth woven in Lancashire it is roughly estimated that about 20% is used in Great Britain.

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  • Linen, flax, jute and wool are also spun and woven.

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  • Phormium is a cream-coloured fibre with a fine silky gloss, capable of being spun and woven into many of the heavier textures for which flax is used, either alone or in combination with flax.

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  • Wares of spun wool 8,660 6,925 20,668 18,964

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  • Silkworms are bred, and some silk is spun; and the export of honey and wax is not inconsiderable.

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  • Further to encourage the trade it was enacted in 1686 that the bodies of all persons, excepting poor tenants and cotters, should be buried in plain linen only, spun and made within the kingdom.

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  • The thread spun by the jenny could not, however, be used except as weft, being destitute of the firmness or hardness required in the longitudinal threads or warp. Arkwright supplied this deficiency by the invention of the spinning-frame, which spins a vast number of threads of any degree of fineness and hardness.

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  • This is a type of motion commonly observed in a top spun in the ordinary way, although the successive undulations of the trochoid may be too small to be easily observed.

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  • Yet - thanks to its organization, its press, and the elaborate network of alliances spun by Windhorst - the Ultramontane Centre still remains a powerful force in German politics.

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  • At no very remote date it was the practice in Scotland for every small farmer and cotter not only to grow " lint " or flax in small patches, but to have it retted, scutched, cleaned, spun, woven, bleached and finished entirely within the limits of his own premises, and all by members or dependents of the family.

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  • Apparently alpaca yarn was spun in England for the first time about the year 1808.

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  • All the better class yarns are spun from these two kinds.

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  • The fibre began to receive attention in Great Britain towards the close of the 18th century, and early in the 19th century it was spun into yarn and woven into cloth in the town of Abingdon.

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  • This peculiarity of jute, coupled also with the fact that the machinery on which it was first spun, although quite suitable for the stronger and more elastic fibres for which it was designed, required certain modifications to suit it to the weaker jute, was the cause of many annoyances and failures in the early days of the trade.

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  • It is prepared by boiling the needles in a solution of soda to remove the resin, which process loosens the fibre and renders its separation easy; it has some resemblance to coarse wool, and is spun and woven into blankets and garments that are said to be warm and durable; it is also used for stuffing cushions; an essential oil, obtained by a previous distillation of the leaves, has medicinal virtues attributed to it by some German practitioners.

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  • In Polynesia the coco-nut is spun like a teetotum to discover a thief.

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  • Flax was cultivated at a very early period in Ireland and was both spun into thread and manufactured into cloth.

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  • Robert Hooke shaped the minutest of the lenses with which he made many of the discoveries recorded in his Micrographia from small glass globules made by fusing the ends of threads of spun glass; and the same method was employed by the Italian Father Di Torre.

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  • Dulce spun around and marched away from him.

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  • The car spun around at the bottom of the hill, spraying gravel in a wild circle.

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  • He started the engine and she clamped her arms around him, clinging to him as he spun the tires in a spray of pebbles and rocks.

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  • "Like spun gold," he said softly tossing it across her shoulder, where it poised and then bounced down her back.

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  • She spun around and headed for her car, tears welling up in her eyes.

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  • He spun on one heal and left the hotel.

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  • Did you know she actually spun the wool to knit sweaters?

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  • His jaw muscles worked as he spun on one heel and marched to the outside door, slamming it as he left.

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  • She didn't meet his gaze and spun away when he took the sandwich.

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  • Dusty spun on his heel.

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  • She hesitated, and pain spun through her as the pressure of his knee increased.

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  • Dusty spun again and continued walking, aware of the anxious young man at his heels.

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  • He gave a nod of greeting, then spun on his heel and strode towards the awaiting vamps.

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  • He blocked it and the next two blows and then snatched a fist headed for his face, twisted her arm, and spun her.

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  • Fed up with the cold and rain again, he spun her and slung her over his shoulder.

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  • Jule vaulted to his feet and spun before a knife could catch him.

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  • Yully spun out as she shoved her foot to the floor again, wincing when she hit him and drove him into the side of the garage.

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  • Adrenaline spun through him, and he staggered up, ready to fight it off.

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  • His head spun, and his legs belted.

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  • Jenn sensed the next vamp charge her and spun, burying her knife in the neck of the nearest before she lashed out with a kick at the next.

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  • Her eyes glowed and spun.

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  • He spun on his heel and left.

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  • He gripped her arm, spun her until her back was to the remaining demon and pushed aside her hair.

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  • Without releasing her neck, Kin spun her and locked the arm around her body again.

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  • Darkyn wore her out enough to where her thoughts no longer spun out of control.

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  • Deidre shook her head and spun away, fed up with deities for the day.

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  • Her feet skidded out from under her and she spun around, clutching desperately to the limb, twisting into a sitting position and sliding until she was sitting before him.

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  • Lydia Larkin spun out of the meadow in a cloud of dust, leaving Dean to await its dissipation before following in his open vehicle.

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  • He grabbed the door handle as she spun around a curve.

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  • Gabriel took her arm and spun her back.

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  • Deidre spun and walked back the way she came.

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  • Darkyn spun on his heel and strode towards his demons.

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  • She stomped on the accelerator and for a moment the wheels spun gravel.

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  • The hands spun several times while the icons around its edges glowed, danced and finally settled back in place.

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  • She spun at the voice, startled to see Mr. Checkmate, the man she'd met on the beach when she arrived at the Sanctuary the first time.

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  • Past-Death took Deidre's arm and spun her back to the mirror.

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  • We need to talk! he called cheerfully, then spun and started toward the conference room at the end of a lab that stretched the size of a football field.

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  • He spun her to face him and pulled her against him with one arm while his other took hers to the side for a waltz pose.

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  • She spun, the action rocking her precarious balance, only to come face-to-face with the American nerd.

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  • The bed was the largest she'd ever seen, with a finely spun silk bedspread of pale yellow.

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  • The maid turned, looking past her, and Katie spun away.

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  • Rhyn.s head spun with power and emotion.

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  • Her head spun from the journey.

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  • Her head spun as her blood dropped from her head to her body, and she sat heavily.

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  • The tiny specs indicating crafts or personnel in the 3D image moved and changed; the image itself spun slowly, as if to present her with all sides of the battle at once.

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  • The effect slammed her downwards, and the pod spun out of control, head over tail, shaking as it fought gravity.

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  • Kiera stepped back and spun around, feeling overwhelmed.

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  • He spun and strode away before she could formulate a response.

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  • She had long blonde hair like spun silk, a perfectly proportioned figure and blue-green eyes that made you feel you were looking into the sea.

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  • Katie hit the accelerator and the wheels spun wildly, instantly coating Carmen and Alex with mud.

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  • Lana's head spun at the news.

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  • Panic spun through her, and she didn't know which she feared more: Greenie finding her or the insurgency.

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  • The man in front of her spun her and gripped her neck with one hand.

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  • Terror spun through her.

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  • Kiki didn't have a chance to answer before the wooden door to their prison creaked open.  Rhyn's head spun as he was hauled up and dragged into a well-lit hallway.  Light and shadows wreaked havoc on his sense of place and time until he hit the cool stone floor again.

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  • He spun, surprised his pragmatic brother would compare an existence in Hell to one of luxury and freedom.

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  • Both of them spun at Hannah's timid voice.  Kiki was the first to regain himself.

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  • Andre continued without any sign of slowing, until Katie stopped.  Her head spun and she felt sick again.  She was too tired to continue.  The phantom appeared before her, pointing.

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  • I'll – Hannah was gone.  Kris spun in time to see her disappear around a large tree, deeper into the jungle.  Kris looked between the two before taking off after Hannah.

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  • With a squeal of brakes Dean narrowly missed the rider in front, who shouted a profanity and spun sideways to a stop in the road­side gravel, miraculously maintaining balance.

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  • Instead of waiting for the Other to attack again, Darian spun and plunged his knife into the creature's belly.

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  • Her head spun from the visions she'd been having since Ireland, and she'd fought with herself for days before coming to the conclusion she'd have to break one of her Oracle vows.

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  • He spun as the creature materialized on the other end of the attic.

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  • Panic spun through her again, but she suppressed it with the same determination she suppressed the beast.

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  • Desperation spun through her.

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  • His words spun through her head, but the thought of what would happen if her blood joined with his made her sick.

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  • Taran looked down at his own richly spun wool and linen clothing, pitying the men on the beach.

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  • Hate and sorrow spun through him as he gazed up at his father's killer.

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  • He released her and spun.

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  • Xander was instantly fascinated by the sensation of downy fur and cotton spun so finely, it was like silk.

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  • Once more, the silver ring flared to life and spun around her cool green irises.

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  • The nineteen-year-old spun at Xander's appearance.

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  • She caught them and spun away, leaving.

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  • Sorrow, desire, fear, desperation – all spun and solidified into an ache unlike anything she'd ever experienced.

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  • Xander spun and headed the direction of the Grey God.

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  • beefeater courvoisier spun off the other motor sports.

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  • calamitous mistake in the World Cup Final, Oliver Kahn's life has spun out of control.

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  • An elaborate deception spun by all-powerful machines of artificial intelligence that control the human population.

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  • drain valves and be opened, and with enough air available, the engine can be spun over.

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  • dyed wool, not yet spun, was found.

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  • For the obligatory encore Dexter spun a little more drum & bass and the pure funk of Mystikal's Shake Your Ass.

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  • MotorSport Vision champion Dempsey was struggling with the set-up of his car and spun entering the hairpin.

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  • He was clearly rattled, for having seen the board calling him in he promptly spun at the first hairpin!

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  • There followed a series of " spun " reports from Downing Street, often wildly inaccurate on military matters.

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  • David's namesake John spun at the hairpin before retiring on the eighth lap.

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  • proving the lightning does strike twice, Read then dismissed Gillmor when again a defensive shot spun back into the batsman's wicket.

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  • microfiber technology containing thousands of micro spun fibers.

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  • And poised on its top most bough, a crystal crescent moon glistened like spun glass.

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  • She spun down like an ash key into the mire below where the black ooze slowly sucked her down into its murky depths.

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  • He spun round with a scream and fell upon his back, his hideous red face turning suddenly to a dreadful mottled pallor.

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  • Once two reels of the same single ply yarn are produced these can then be spun into a double ply yarn are produced these can then be spun into a double ply yarn.

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  • We can also offer wooden Victorian style hand carts from which are sold freshly spun candy floss and just cooked sweet caramel popcorn.

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  • retired's namesake John spun at the hairpin before retiring on the eighth lap.

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  • We hope to be able to offer spun knitting wool, knitted clothing and woven rugs.

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  • Several spinsters (women who spun wool) would be needed to keep the weaving loom busy.

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  • spinvid's namesake John spun at the hairpin before retiring on the eighth lap.

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  • spin pushed hard through Paddock, but spun at druids, losing a lot of ground.

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  • spinber can be spun into a yarn with the simplest of tools.

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  • But the cotton could not be spun quickly enough in the domestic system by hand-spinners using spinning wheels.

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  • Sarah spun round shocked to face those familiar handsome serious blue eyes and movie star good looks.

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  • tag-team matches or require competitors to fence blindfolded after being spun around just enough to make them wobbly.

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  • He spun round - just managed to parry a vicious upward thrust aimed at his heart.

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  • does this volte-face represent the end of the dreams spun around the Web?

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  • Then they had to be spun into a thread, like modern knitting wool.

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  • Chapter 3 examines the prices of and market for spun yarn whilst Chapter 4 examines acetate filament yarn.

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  • In the Black Sea they exploited the shores of Pontus and Scythia, whose products they exchanged for textiles spun from the wool of their own country.

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  • It is still used locally for making shoes, ships' cables, mats and a kind of spun cloth.

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  • The most important imports are minerals, including coal and metals (both in pig and wrought); silks, raw, spun and woven; stone, potters earths, earthenware and glass; corn, flour and farinaceous products; cotton, raw, spun and woven; and live stock.

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  • The larva makes a globular case of .sand stuck together with fine silk spun, it is said, from a slender spinneret at the posterior end of the body.

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  • 6 According to a late Rabbinical story, David, like Bruce of Scotland, was once saved by a spider which spun its web over the cave wherein he was concealed.

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  • If an aperture for ingress and egress, for purposes of feeding, were left in the wall of such a chamber, there would arise in a rudimentary form what is known as the tubular nest or web; and the next important step was possibly the adoption of such a nest as a permanent abode for the spider., Some spiders, like the Drassidae and Salticidae, have not advanced beyond this stage in architectural industry; but next to the cocoon this simple tubular retreat - whether spun in a crevice or burrow or simply attached to the lower side of a stone - is the most constant feature to be observed in the spinning habits of spiders.

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  • A very similar sheet is spun by a species of Linyphia, one of the Argyopidae, but in this case there is no tube connected with the web and the spider hangs suspended beneath the horizontal netting.

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  • Snares of another type consisting of a tangled mass of threads amongst which the spiders pick their way with ease, but which are impassable to insects, are spun by members of the Theridiidae and Pholcidae; but by common consent the so-called orbicular web, so characteristic of the Argyopidae but by no means confined to them, is regarded as manifesting the greatest perfection of instinct in snare-spinning.

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  • As a commercial product spider-silk has been found to be equal, if not superior, to the best silk spun by lepidopterous larvae; but the cannibalistic propensities of spiders, making it impossible to keep more than one in a single receptacle, coupled with the difficulty of getting them to spin freely in a confined space, have hitherto prevented the silk being used on any extensive scale for textile fabrics.

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  • More often it consists of a thick felting of silk, either spun in one continuous piece into a globular form, as in the Aviculariidae, or composed of two plate-like pieces, an upper and a lower, united at the edges and lenticular in shape, as in some of the Lycosidae.

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  • A considerable quantity of the produce is spun and woven locally; e.g.

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  • West Africa.-Cotton has long been grown in the various countries on the west coast of Africa, ginned by hand or by very primitive means, spun into yarn, and woven on simple looms into " country cloths "; these are often only a few inches wide, so that any large cloths have to be made by sewing the narrow strips together.

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  • This determines to a large extent the fineness of the yarn which can be spun.

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  • Only the very lowest counts can be spun from cotton with " no staple," that is, with a fibre of about three-quarters of an inch.

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  • The longer the staple above the minimum the higher the counts that can be spun.

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  • The staple silk industry (which dates from the 16th century) has declined, the number both of filande (establishments wherein the cocoons are unwound) and of filatoje (those wherein the silk is spun) having diminished.

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  • Its trunk furnishes timber for house-building and furniture; the leaves supply thatch; their footstalks are used as fuel, and also yield a fibre from which cordage is spun.

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  • In the case of large and thick cylinders, however, another process of opening the ends is generally employed: an assistant attaches a small lump of hot glass to the domed end, and the heat of this added glass softens the cylinder sufficiently to enable the assistant to cut the end open with a pair of shears; subsequently the open end is spun out to the diameter of the whole as described above.

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  • An experiment was devised by Lord Kelvin for demonstrating this, in which the difference of steadiness was shown of a copper shell filled with liquid and spun gyroscopically, according as the shell was slightly oblate or prolate.

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  • In the manufacture of tobacco for smoking, we have to do with the numerous forms of tobacco used for smoking in pipes, embracing cut smoking mixtures, cake or plug, and roll or spun tobacco.

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  • From the drum of the twisting machine the spun tobacco is rolled into cylinders of various sizes.

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  • The wool is not of much value, and is spun by the women and woven into rugs, and made up into saddlebags or into the black Bedouin tents.

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  • Before passing into the pupal stage, the larva partially closes the orifice of the tube with silk or pieces of stone loosely spun together and pervious to water.

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  • Many fanciful legends about Abraham founded on Biblical accounts or spun out of the fancy are to be found in Josephus, and in post-Biblical and Mahommedan literature; for these, reference may be made to Beer, Leben Abrahams (1859); Gri nbaum, Neue Beitrdge z.

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  • In the case of liquids containing strong acids or alkalis, which the paper cannot withstand, a plug of carefully purified asbestos or glass-wool (spun glass) is often employed, contained in a bulb blown as an enlargement on a narrow "filtertube."

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  • and the radii of the circles drawn round it are 12, 16, 20, &c. If the figure thus drawn is spun round its centre in the right direction in its own plane waves appear to travel out from the centre along any radius.

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  • The interest here centres in the rivalry between Tristan and Lancelot, alike as knights and lovers, and in the later redaction, ascribed to Helie de Borron, the story is spun out to an interminable length.

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  • was of skins of woven aloe and palm fibre, but at the time of the conquest cotton was largely cultivated in the hot lands, spun with a spindle, and woven in a rudimentary loom without a shuttle into the mantles and breech-cloths of the men and the chemises and skirts of the women, garments often of fine texture and embroidered in colours.

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  • According to the decisions of the Congregation of Rites chasubles must not be of linen, cotton or woollen stuffs, but of silk; though a mixture of wool (or linen and cotton) and silk is allowed if the silk completely cover the other material on the outer side; spun glass thread, as a substitute for gold or silver thread, is also forbidden, owing to the possible danger to the priest's health through broken fragments falling into the chalice.

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  • Factories are still in infancy, but silk is spun.

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  • It is said that this was first spun in the island of Cos by Pamphile, daughter of Plates."

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  • In April a single worm got oak-buds, on which it throve, and ultimately spun a cocoon whence a female moth issued, from which Guerin Meneville named and described the species.

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  • Here we must distinguish between the reeled silk and the spun or waste silk manufactures.

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  • The former embraces a range of operations peculiar to silk, dealing as they do with continuous fibres of great length, whereas in the spun silk industry the raw materials are treated by methods analogous to those followed in the treatment of other fibres (see Weaving).

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  • 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.

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  • According to the qualities of raw silk used and the throwing operations undergone the principal classes of thrown silk are - (1) " singles," which consist of a single strand of twisted raw silk made up of the filaments of eight to ten cocoons; (2) tram or weft thread, consisting of two or three strands of raw silk not twisted before doubling and only lightly spun (this is soft, flossy and comparatively weak); (3) organzine, the thread used for warps, made from two and rarely three twisted strands spun in the direction contrary to that in which they are separately twisted.

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  • The permanent committee of the Paris International Congress of 1900, which was held for the purpose of unification of the numerotage of counts, unanimously decided - (a) With reference to cotton, silk and other textiles spun from fibres, that they should be based on a fixed weight and variable length, the unit being one metre to one gramme.

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  • The English cotton yarn and spun silk counts are reckoned upon the number of hanks of 840 yds.

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  • in 'lb of silk, cotton being reckoned upon the single thread and spun silk on the doubled or finished thread.

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  • to the lb., while 40/2 fold spun silk means a single 80 9 doubled to give 40 hanks of 840 yds.

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  • to spun silks.

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  • In the United Kingdom all the silk industries (those depending on spun silk alone excepted) have been declining since the French Treaty of 1860 came into operation.

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  • The remarkable development of the comparatively new trade in spun silk goes far to compensate for the loss of the older trade of net silk, and has enabled the exports of silk manufactures from Great Britain to be at least maintained and to show some signs of expansion.

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  • 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.

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  • A silk " throwster " receives his silk in skein form, the thread of which consists of a number of silk fibres wound together to make a certain diameter or size, the separate fibre having actually been spun by the worm, and this fibre may measure anything from Soo to woo yds.

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  • It is the spinner's business to straighten out these fibres, with the aid of machinery, and then to so join them that they become a thread, which is known as spun silk.

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  • There are two distinct kinds of spun silk - one called "schappe " and the other " spun silk " or " discharged spun silk."

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  • The silk was then boiled and afterwards beaten, scutched, carded, drawn, spun, folded, &c., in exactly the same way as fine cotton.

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  • If a 2-fold or 3-fold yarn is needed, then two or more ends of the spun thread are wound together and afterwards conveyed to the twisting frame for the purpose of putting the needed twist in the yarn necessary for weaving or other requirements.

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  • Folded Yarns are hairy after being spun and folded, and in addition sometimes contain nibs and rough places.

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  • As will have been gathered, spun silk is pure silk just as much as that used by the throwster.

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  • The number of mills has decreased, but machinery now runs so much more quickly than formerly that more yarn is being spun on fewer spindles.

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  • Spun silks are used largely for silk linings, hosieries, sewing threads, elastic webbing, lace, plush and many other purposes, such as mufflers, dress goods and blouse silks; also for mixing with other fibres in form of stripes in the weaving of various fabrics, or to be used in what are known as mixed goods, i.e.

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  • The article known as tussur spun is prepared in exactly the same manner as other spun silks, but its chief use is to make an imitation of sealskin known commercially as silk seal.

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  • Since the Rev. William Ellis and a party of American missionaries first made the volcano known to the civilized ' Among the minqr phenomena of Hawaiian volcanoes are the delicate glassy fibres called Pele's hair by the Hawaiians, which are spun by the wind from the rising and falling drops of liquid lava, and blown over the edge or into the crevices of the crater.

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  • The two great centres of production are Oldham, in which American cotton is chiefly, though not exclusively, spun, and Bolton, which spins the finer counts from Egyptian or Sea Island cotton.

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  • The great bulk of the yarn spun in Great Britain ranges between comparatively narrow limits of count, and such staples as 32' to 36 s twist and 36' to 46' weft in American, 50 9 to 60 s twist and 42' to 62' weft in Egyptian, make up a large part of the total.

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  • The tendency to spin finer counts has been to some extent counteracted by the development of the flannelette trade, for which heavy wefts are used, and there has been again a tendency lately to use "condensor" or waste wefts, which has worked to the disadvantage of the spinners of the regular coarse counts spun at Royton and elsewhere.

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  • It is a matter of experience that cotton yarns which when spun contain only a small percentage of moisture will absorb up to about 8% when they are exposed to what may be rather vaguely described as natural conditions.

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  • Of course by far the larger part of the yarn spun in Lancashire is woven in Lancashire, but of the cotton cloth woven in Lancashire it is roughly estimated that about 20% is used in Great Britain.

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  • Linen, flax, jute and wool are also spun and woven.

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  • Phormium is a cream-coloured fibre with a fine silky gloss, capable of being spun and woven into many of the heavier textures for which flax is used, either alone or in combination with flax.

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  • Wares of spun wool 8,660 6,925 20,668 18,964

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  • Silkworms are bred, and some silk is spun; and the export of honey and wax is not inconsiderable.

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  • Further to encourage the trade it was enacted in 1686 that the bodies of all persons, excepting poor tenants and cotters, should be buried in plain linen only, spun and made within the kingdom.

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  • The thread spun by the jenny could not, however, be used except as weft, being destitute of the firmness or hardness required in the longitudinal threads or warp. Arkwright supplied this deficiency by the invention of the spinning-frame, which spins a vast number of threads of any degree of fineness and hardness.

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  • This is a type of motion commonly observed in a top spun in the ordinary way, although the successive undulations of the trochoid may be too small to be easily observed.

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  • Yet - thanks to its organization, its press, and the elaborate network of alliances spun by Windhorst - the Ultramontane Centre still remains a powerful force in German politics.

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  • At no very remote date it was the practice in Scotland for every small farmer and cotter not only to grow " lint " or flax in small patches, but to have it retted, scutched, cleaned, spun, woven, bleached and finished entirely within the limits of his own premises, and all by members or dependents of the family.

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  • Apparently alpaca yarn was spun in England for the first time about the year 1808.

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  • All the better class yarns are spun from these two kinds.

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  • The fibre began to receive attention in Great Britain towards the close of the 18th century, and early in the 19th century it was spun into yarn and woven into cloth in the town of Abingdon.

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  • This peculiarity of jute, coupled also with the fact that the machinery on which it was first spun, although quite suitable for the stronger and more elastic fibres for which it was designed, required certain modifications to suit it to the weaker jute, was the cause of many annoyances and failures in the early days of the trade.

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  • It is prepared by boiling the needles in a solution of soda to remove the resin, which process loosens the fibre and renders its separation easy; it has some resemblance to coarse wool, and is spun and woven into blankets and garments that are said to be warm and durable; it is also used for stuffing cushions; an essential oil, obtained by a previous distillation of the leaves, has medicinal virtues attributed to it by some German practitioners.

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  • In Polynesia the coco-nut is spun like a teetotum to discover a thief.

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  • Flax was cultivated at a very early period in Ireland and was both spun into thread and manufactured into cloth.

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  • Robert Hooke shaped the minutest of the lenses with which he made many of the discoveries recorded in his Micrographia from small glass globules made by fusing the ends of threads of spun glass; and the same method was employed by the Italian Father Di Torre.

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  • Riku spun around to see Selphie standing there, her hair all ruffled up.

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  • We hope to be able to offer spun knitting wool, knitted clothing and woven rugs.

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  • Several spinsters (women who spun wool) would be needed to keep the weaving loom busy.

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  • He pushed hard through Paddock, but spun at Druids, losing a lot of ground.

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  • Fiber can be spun into a yarn with the simplest of tools.

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  • But the cotton could not be spun quickly enough in the domestic system by hand-spinners using spinning wheels.

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  • Sarah spun round shocked to face those familiar handsome serious blue eyes and movie star good looks.

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  • You could have tag-team matches or require competitors to fence blindfolded after being spun around just enough to make them wobbly.

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  • Does this volte-face represent the end of the dreams spun around the Web?

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  • Then they had to be spun into a thread, like modern knitting wool.

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  • In 2005 and 2006, Cendant spun off into various divisions, thus breaking up the conglomeration.

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  • A loom wicker is spun in tight strands to give it a more refined appearance.

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  • Worsted spun yarns, used to create worsted fabric are spun from wool fibers that have been combed in a deliberate way to insure that the fibers all run in the same direction and remain parallel.

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  • Chocolates, spun sugar, or petit fours create a dramatic look when stacked on each tier.

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  • If you use spun sugar designs, remember that humidity affects the sugar and causes it to droop and become sticky, so it is best used in an air conditioned environment.

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  • Flannel originated in Wales and was first made from short wool, spun into cloth.

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  • The wool was spun into yarn and the material woven, oftentimes people spun their own yarn with a spinning wheel and wove material on a home loom.

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  • The weaving of the yarn or carded wool is what makes wool so soft because the spun yarn is loose.

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  • Microcotton® is a registered trademark for a 100% ring spun micro-cotton fiber.

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  • The ring spun process makes the towel very soft to the touch.

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  • With so many fibers spun into the product, it feels softer and exudes a richer, deeper color than it would otherwise have.

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  • Many of these tales may very well be just that - stories concocted by the tabloid press or half-truths spun around to make said celebrity seem like the world's biggest cheapskate.

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  • Well, by the way they spun the men into their web, mostly by shameless flirting on Parvati's part.

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  • High School Musical spun off a variety of other media, including a concert tour in late 2006, in which Hudgens performed her songs from the movies as well as some of her solo material.

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  • Adidas ClimaCool - Relying on the DuPont patented and designed CoolMax, a spun polyester fiber created to efficiently evaporate perspiration, Adidas ClimaCool fabric works to keep players cool and dry as it removes moisture from the skin.

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  • While it is easy to install because it is in roll form, gloves and a mask over the nose must be worn to prevent breathing in the small spun glass fibers or getting them embedded in the skin.

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  • Soft ring spun cotton, terry cloth hoodies, and warm fleece are just a sample of the feel good garments that this company designs.

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  • It was processed and spun by hand and then woven by hand by the crafters in their homes, the result being that each coat had its own unique look.

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  • This allows the spun cotton to be completely organic and non-toxic even after it is dyed.

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  • This means that the cotton for the yarn is grown, harvested, and spun completely without the use of pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, genetically modified seed, or chemical dyes.

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  • It is available in a natural cream color.Not only is this organic cotton yarn eco-friendly, it is hand spun by a women's cooperative in Peru.

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  • Flax fibers are processed, spun and woven into strong, durable cloth called linen.

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  • The gold sides of this pair of sunglasses actually look as if someone took gold and spun it into lace!

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  • Since then, the series has sold over 60 million copies on dozens of systems, spun feature films and television shows, and inspired many games based on the Final Fantasy theme.

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  • Other games use Shockwave, a gaming technology originally created by Macromedia and then spun out into its own company.

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  • At each of the intersections is a colored marble, and you can swap adjacent marbles (connected by the spun threads) in order to make sets of three (or more) of the same color.

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  • Her kidnapping is only the beginning of a long tale spun around the ancient legends of a world on the sea.

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  • The upper section, housing the large, vibrant display remains still, while the bottom section can be spun around depending on which aspect of the 3250 you want to make use of.

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  • It was in the late 1990s that Motorola spun off the creation of Iridium, a company dedicated to satellite communications.

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  • Particle size also can be determined by a centrifugation test, in which blood samples are spun very quickly to allow particles to separate and move at different distances.

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  • Twelve-step programs have spun off over the years to meet the needs of specific populations, including adult children of alcoholics and teens who are alcoholics.

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  • This tube is spun down in a special centrifuge in the laboratory to separate serum, the liquid part of blood, from red cells.

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  • Instead of saying "everyone was backstabbing and evil," you've nicely spun that into the positive of "more oriented towards teamwork."

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  • When sperm is prepared for intrauterine insemination, it is spun in a centrifuge.

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  • Depending on which direction it is spun in, the X chromosome sperm rises to the top of the test tube.

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  • As the fruit or vegetable is shredded, it's spun in a basket at very high speeds.

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  • No matter what number is spun, you must stop when you land on or pass a red space.

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  • Women in particular also need to be aware that when being flipped or spun there's a high likelihood their skirt is going to flare up, so the skirt needs to have full coverage built in.

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  • Maybe it was the size of the large diamond or the fact that the diamond looked nearly flawless, but the rumor mill spun tales of fake diamonds, questions of who paid the bill and replica rings.

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  • For this reason, sites that are specifically designed for children are popping up all over the Internet, both original and those spun off from grown up sites like Yahoo!

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  • True tales can be spun into campfire tales by the creative storyteller or simply retold verbatim to an eager crowd.

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  • The second, Port Charles, originally spun off to focus on the lives and loves of six young interns but eventually featured supernatural tales of vampires and angels.

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  • Long before Knots Landing spun off from Dallas, AW's Missy Matthews relocated to Somerset from 1970 until 1976.

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  • Founded in 1996 as a division of Microsoft and spun off as an independent company in 1999, they offer excellent prices on air travel.

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  • Originally created in 1995 within the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration, in 2000 the SBA spun off ACE-NET.

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  • The yarns are spun in the traditional manner at New Lanark in Scotland, using 100% Pure New Wool in Aran and double-knitting yarn.

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  • Pink Laurel Print: This nightgown is spun to be extra soft and because of its bright pink coloring, it's also very attractive and pleasing to the eye.

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  • While it's true that the sleeves on this gown hit at about the elbow, the fact that its spun from Supima cotton helps it to warrant a second look.

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  • The labor of industrious silkworms was spun into fabric that was soft, comfortable, cool in summer and warm in winter.

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  • The Dolly Parton biography is the story of a woman who spun humble beginnings into country music gold.

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  • Viewers' heads spun again when a guest appearance on Flavor of Love 2 turned into New York coming back into the house as a competitor for Flav's affections.

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  • In later seasons the show continued the less episodic storylines begun with Deep Space Nine and spun a dark tale.

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  • Mork from Ork was television's resident non-human from 1978 to 1982, when Mork and Mindy spun off from a character in the 'sixties-nostalgia sitcom Happy Days.

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  • For the first trilogy, the story spun around Luke Skywalker, a farm boy who begins his quest to save a Princess and eventually an entire galaxy.

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  • Description: Mothra was a gigantic moth who began in larval form, spun a cocoon and was reborn.

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  • Made from ultra soft, washable fabric that is spun from recycled plastic such as soda bottles, the uniforms are being worn by staff at all of the Wyndham properties throughout the world.

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  • "Like spun gold," he said softly tossing it across her shoulder, where it poised and then bounced down her back.

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  • His jaw muscles worked as he spun on one heel and marched to the outside door, slamming it as he left.

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  • Jule vaulted to his feet and spun before a knife could catch him.

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  • Yully spun out as she shoved her foot to the floor again, wincing when she hit him and drove him into the side of the garage.

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  • Adrenaline spun through him, and he staggered up, ready to fight it off.

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  • Without releasing her neck, Kin spun her and locked the arm around her body again.

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  • Darkyn wore her out enough to where her thoughts no longer spun out of control.

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  • Deidre shook her head and spun away, fed up with deities for the day.

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  • Her feet skidded out from under her and she spun around, clutching desperately to the limb, twisting into a sitting position and sliding until she was sitting before him.

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  • Deidre spun and walked back the way she came.

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  • She spun at the voice, startled to see Mr. Checkmate, the man she'd met on the beach when she arrived at the Sanctuary the first time.

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  • The bed was the largest she'd ever seen, with a finely spun silk bedspread of pale yellow.

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  • Rhyn.s head spun with power and emotion.

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  • Her head spun from the journey.

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  • Her head spun as her blood dropped from her head to her body, and she sat heavily.

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  • The tiny specs indicating crafts or personnel in the 3D image moved and changed; the image itself spun slowly, as if to present her with all sides of the battle at once.

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  • Kiera spun and darted down the hall, snatching Talal's arm and pulling her around the corner before Ne'Rin saw them.

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  • Kiki didn't have a chance to answer before the wooden door to their prison creaked open.  Rhyn's head spun as he was hauled up and dragged into a well-lit hallway.  Light and shadows wreaked havoc on his sense of place and time until he hit the cool stone floor again.

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  • Both of them spun at Hannah's timid voice.  Kiki was the first to regain himself.

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  • Kiera spun and darted down the hall, snatching Talal's arm and pulling her around the corner before Ne'Rin saw them.

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  • His head spun, and his legs belted.

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  • Lydia Larkin spun out of the meadow in a cloud of dust, leaving Dean to await its dissipation before following in his open vehicle.

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  • Gabriel took her arm and spun her back.

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  • Kiera stepped back and spun around, feeling overwhelmed.

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