Water frame
Water frame Wa"ter frame` A name given to the first power spinning machine, because driven by water power. [1913 Webster]

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  • Water frame — The water frame is the name given to the spinning frame, when water power was used to drive it. Both are credited to Richard Arkwright who patented and exploited the technology in 1762. It was based on an invention by Thomas Highs and the patent… …   Wikipedia

  • Water frame — La Water frame est une machine à filer utilisant l énergie des moulins à eau puis plus tard celle de la vapeur pour augmenter la productivité des fileurs de coton, grâce à un système de petits rouleaux actionnés par l énergie hydraulique. Cette… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • water frame — noun : a primitive power spinning machine driven by waterpower * * * water frame noun A water driven spinning machine invented by Richard Arkwright in the 18c • • • Main Entry: ↑water * * * water frame, a type of spinning machine powered by water …   Useful english dictionary

  • water frame — In textile manufacture, a spinning machine powered by water that produced a cotton yarn suitable for warp (lengthwise threads). Patented in 1769 by R. Arkwright, it represented an improvement on James Hargreaves s spinning jenny, which produced… …   Universalium

  • Water tu twist — Wa ter tu twist Yarn made by the throstle, or water frame. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frame — A frame is a structural system that supports other components of a physical construction. Frame may also refer to:Engineering construction* Framing (construction), a building term known as light frame construction * Frame (vehicle), to which… …   Wikipedia

  • frame — framable, frameable, adj. framableness, frameableness, n. frameless, adj. framer, n. /fraym/, n., v., framed, framing. n. 1. a border or case for enclosing a picture, mirror, etc. 2. a rigid structure formed of relatively slender pieces, j …   Universalium

  • water — waterer, n. waterless, adj. waterlessly, adv. waterlessness, n. waterlike, adj. /waw teuhr, wot euhr/, n. 1. a transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid, a compound of hydrogen and oxygen, H2O, freezing at 32°F or 0°C and boiling at 212°F or 100°C …   Universalium

  • water twist — noun : an eddy or whirlpool in a stream * * * water twist noun 1. A kind of cotton yarn, first made by the water frame 2. In spinning, more than the usual amount of twist • • • Main Entry: ↑water …   Useful english dictionary

  • Water birth — is a method of giving birth, which involves immersion in warm water. Proponents believe this method to be safe and provides many benefits for both mother and infant, including pain relief and a less traumatic birth experience for the baby.… …   Wikipedia

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