Twilly
Twilly Twil"ly, n. [C. {Willy}.] A machine for cleansing or loosening wool by the action of a revolving cylinder covered with long iron spikes or teeth; a willy or willying machine; -- called also {twilly devil}, and {devil}. See {Devil}, n., 6, and {Willy}. --Tomlinson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • twilly — Willow Wil low, n. [OE. wilowe, wilwe, AS. wilig, welig; akin to OD. wilge, D. wilg, LG. wilge. Cf. {Willy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Salix}, including many species, most of which are characterized often used as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • twilly — n. Willowing machine, twilly devil, willy, willying machine …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • twilly — n British a foolish, clumsy or stupid person. An adolescent term in use since the early 1970s. It is a blend of twit and silly . ► a complete twillie …   Contemporary slang

  • twilly — twil·ly …   English syllables

  • twilly —  to turn reversedly : He twillies his toes. He turns them in. North …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • twilly — ˈtwilē, li noun ( es) Etymology: by alteration : willow 3a …   Useful english dictionary

  • twilly devil — Twilly Twil ly, n. [C. {Willy}.] A machine for cleansing or loosening wool by the action of a revolving cylinder covered with long iron spikes or teeth; a willy or willying machine; called also {twilly devil}, and {devil}. See {Devil}, n., 6, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • twilly devil — Willow Wil low, n. [OE. wilowe, wilwe, AS. wilig, welig; akin to OD. wilge, D. wilg, LG. wilge. Cf. {Willy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Salix}, including many species, most of which are characterized often used as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • devil — Twilly Twil ly, n. [C. {Willy}.] A machine for cleansing or loosening wool by the action of a revolving cylinder covered with long iron spikes or teeth; a willy or willying machine; called also {twilly devil}, and {devil}. See {Devil}, n., 6, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sick Puppy — infobox Book | name = Sick Puppy title orig = translator = image caption = author = Carl Hiaasen illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = Novel publisher = Alfred A. Knopf release date = February… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”