Spinning house
Spinning Spin"ning, a. & n. from {Spin}. [1913 Webster]

{Spinning gland} (Zo["o]l.), one of the glands which form the material for spinning the silk of silkworms and other larv[ae].

{Spinning house}, formerly a common name for a house of correction in England, the women confined therein being employed in spinning.

{Spinning jenny} (Mach.), an engine or machine for spinning wool or cotton, by means of a large number of spindles revolving simultaneously.

{Spinning mite} (Zo["o]l.), the red spider.

{Spinning wheel}, a machine for spinning yarn or thread, in which a wheel drives a single spindle, and is itself driven by the hand, or by the foot acting on a treadle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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