Radius volva
Weaver Weav"er, n. 1. One who weaves, or whose occupation is to weave. ``Weavers of linen.'' --P. Plowman. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A weaver bird. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) An aquatic beetle of the genus {Gyrinus}. See {Whirling}. [1913 Webster]

{Weaver bird} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of Asiatic, Fast Indian, and African birds belonging to {Ploceus} and allied genera of the family {Ploceid[ae]}. Weaver birds resemble finches and sparrows in size, colors, and shape of the bill. They construct pensile nests composed of interlaced grass and other similar materials. In some of the species the nest is retort-shaped, with the opening at the bottom of the tube.

{Weavers' shuttle} (Zo["o]l.), an East Indian marine univalve shell ({Radius volva}); -- so called from its shape. See Illust. of {Shuttle shell}, under {Shuttle}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Weaver — Weav er, n. 1. One who weaves, or whose occupation is to weave. Weavers of linen. P. Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A weaver bird. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) An aquatic beetle of the genus {Gyrinus}. See {Whirling}. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weaver bird — Weaver Weav er, n. 1. One who weaves, or whose occupation is to weave. Weavers of linen. P. Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A weaver bird. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) An aquatic beetle of the genus {Gyrinus}. See {Whirling}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weavers' shuttle — Weaver Weav er, n. 1. One who weaves, or whose occupation is to weave. Weavers of linen. P. Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A weaver bird. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) An aquatic beetle of the genus {Gyrinus}. See {Whirling}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holda — In Germanic folklore as established by Jacob Grimm, [Grimm, Deutsche Mythologie 4th ed., Elard H. Meyer, ed. (Gütersloh) 1876 77, I:220ff.] Frau Holda or Holle is the supernatural matron of spinning, childbirth and domestic animals, and is also… …   Wikipedia

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  • Shuttle — Shut tle, n. [Also shittle, OE. schitel, scytyl, schetyl; cf. OE. schitel a bolt of a door, AS. scyttes; all from AS. sce[ o]tan to shoot; akin to Dan. skyttel, skytte, shuttle, dial. Sw. skyttel, sk[ o]ttel. [root]159. See {Shoot}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shuttle box — Shuttle Shut tle, n. [Also shittle, OE. schitel, scytyl, schetyl; cf. OE. schitel a bolt of a door, AS. scyttes; all from AS. sce[ o]tan to shoot; akin to Dan. skyttel, skytte, shuttle, dial. Sw. skyttel, sk[ o]ttel. [root]159. See {Shoot}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shuttle shell — Shuttle Shut tle, n. [Also shittle, OE. schitel, scytyl, schetyl; cf. OE. schitel a bolt of a door, AS. scyttes; all from AS. sce[ o]tan to shoot; akin to Dan. skyttel, skytte, shuttle, dial. Sw. skyttel, sk[ o]ttel. [root]159. See {Shoot}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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