Thrown silk
Thrown Thrown, a. & p. p. from {Throw}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Thrown silk}, silk thread consisting of two or more singles twisted together like a rope, in a direction contrary to that in which the singles of which it is composed are twisted. --M'Culloch.

{Thrown singles}, silk thread or cord made by three processes of twisting, first into singles, two or more of which are twisted together making dumb singles, and several of these twisted together to make thrown singles. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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  • thrown silk — noun : reeled silk that has been twisted or doubled and twisted into yarns * * * raw silk that has been reeled and twisted into yarn. Also called, Brit., net silk. [1680 90] * * * thrown silk noun Organzine • • • Main Entry: ↑throw …   Useful english dictionary

  • thrown silk — raw silk that has been reeled and twisted into yarn. Also called, Brit., net silk. [1680 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • thrown silk — /θroʊn ˈsɪlk/ (say throhn silk) noun raw silk that has been twisted into thread …   Australian English dictionary

  • Thrown — Thrown, a. & p. p. from {Throw}, v. [1913 Webster] {Thrown silk}, silk thread consisting of two or more singles twisted together like a rope, in a direction contrary to that in which the singles of which it is composed are twisted. M Culloch.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thrown singles — Thrown Thrown, a. & p. p. from {Throw}, v. [1913 Webster] {Thrown silk}, silk thread consisting of two or more singles twisted together like a rope, in a direction contrary to that in which the singles of which it is composed are twisted. M… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thrown — adjective 1. caused to fall to the ground the thrown rider got back on his horse a thrown wrestler a ball player thrown for a loss • Similar to: ↑down 2. twisted together; as of filaments spun into a thread thrown silk is raw silk that has been… …   Useful english dictionary

  • thrown and twisted — adjective twisted together; as of filaments spun into a thread (Freq. 1) thrown silk is raw silk that has been twisted and doubled into yarn • Syn: ↑thrown • Similar to: ↑tangled • Usage Domain: ↑archaism, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • silk thrower — noun see silk throwster * * * silk thrower, a person who produces or manufactures thrown silk, or organzine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thrown — Throw Throw, v. t. [imp. {Threw} (thr[udd]); p. p. {Thrown} (thr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Throwing}.] [OE. [thorn]rowen, [thorn]rawen, to throw, to twist, AS. [thorn]r[=a]wan to twist, to whirl; akin to D. draaijen, G. drehen, OHG. dr[=a]jan, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Silk Road — The Silk Road, or Silk Routes, are an extensive interconnected network of trade routes across the Asian continent connecting East, South, and Western Asia with the Mediterranean world, including North Africa and Europe. The so called Silk Routes… …   Wikipedia

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