Spun hay
Spun Spun (sp[u^]n), imp. & p. p. of {Spin}. [1913 Webster]

{Spun hay}, hay twisted into ropes for convenient carriage, as on a military expedition.

{Spun silk}, a cheap article produced from floss, or short-fibered, broken, and waste silk, carded and spun, in distinction from the long filaments wound from the cocoon. It is often mixed with cotton.

{Spun yarn} (Naut.), a line formed of two or more rope-yarns loosely twisted. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Spun — (sp[u^]n), imp. & p. p. of {Spin}. [1913 Webster] {Spun hay}, hay twisted into ropes for convenient carriage, as on a military expedition. {Spun silk}, a cheap article produced from floss, or short fibered, broken, and waste silk, carded and spun …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spun silk — Spun Spun (sp[u^]n), imp. & p. p. of {Spin}. [1913 Webster] {Spun hay}, hay twisted into ropes for convenient carriage, as on a military expedition. {Spun silk}, a cheap article produced from floss, or short fibered, broken, and waste silk,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spun yarn — Spun Spun (sp[u^]n), imp. & p. p. of {Spin}. [1913 Webster] {Spun hay}, hay twisted into ropes for convenient carriage, as on a military expedition. {Spun silk}, a cheap article produced from floss, or short fibered, broken, and waste silk,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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