Throwster
Throwster Throw"ster, n. [Throw + -ster.] One who throws or twists silk; a thrower. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

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  • throwster — [thrō′stər] n. [see THROW (vt. 1)] a person whose work is making thread from silk or synthetic filaments …   English World dictionary

  • throwster — noun Date: 15th century one who throws textile filaments …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • throwster — /throh steuhr/, n. a person who throws silk or synthetic filaments. [1425 75; late ME throwestre. See THROW, STER] * * * …   Universalium

  • throwster — noun a person who twists silk fibres into thread …   English new terms dictionary

  • throwster — throw·ster …   English syllables

  • throwster — throw•ster [[t]ˈθroʊ stər[/t]] n. tex one who throws textile filaments • Etymology: 1425–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • throwster — n. a person who throws silk …   Useful english dictionary

  • Silk throwster — Silk Silk, n. [OE. silk, selk, AS. seolc, seoloc; akin to Icel. silki, SW. & Dan. silke; prob. through Slavic from an Oriental source; cf. Lith. szilkai, Russ. shelk , and also L. sericum Seric stuff, silk. Cf. {Sericeous}. {Serge} a woolen stuff …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silk throwster — noun or silk thrower : throwster …   Useful english dictionary

  • silk-throwster — silkˈ thrower or silkˈ throwster noun A person who makes raw silk into thread • • • Main Entry: ↑silk …   Useful english dictionary

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