Filatory Fil"a*to*ry, n. [LL. filatorium place for spinning, fr. filare to spin, fr. L. filum a thread.] A machine for forming threads. [Obs.] --W. Tooke. [1913 Webster]

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  • filatory — filˈatory noun A machine for forming or spinning threads • • • Main Entry: ↑filature …   Useful english dictionary

  • Filature — Fil a*ture (?; 135), n. [LL. filatura, fr. filare to spin: cf. F. filature. See {Filatory}.] 1. A drawing out into threads; hence, the reeling of silk from cocoons. Ure. [1913 Webster] 2. A reel for drawing off silk from cocoons; also, an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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