Twine reeler
Twine Twine, n. [AS. twin, properly, a twisted or double thread; akin to D. twijn, Icel. twinni; from twi-. See {Twice}, and cf. {Twin}.] 1. A twist; a convolution. [1913 Webster]

Typhon huge, ending in snaky twine. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. A strong thread composed of two or three smaller threads or strands twisted together, and used for various purposes, as for binding small parcels, making nets, and the like; a small cord or string. [1913 Webster]

3. The act of twining or winding round. --J. Philips. [1913 Webster]

{Twine reeler}, a kind of machine for twisting twine; a kind of mule, or spinning machine. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Twine — Twine, n. [AS. twin, properly, a twisted or double thread; akin to D. twijn, Icel. twinni; from twi . See {Twice}, and cf. {Twin}.] 1. A twist; a convolution. [1913 Webster] Typhon huge, ending in snaky twine. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A strong… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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