Definition of Skeins
1. Noun. (plural of skein) ¹
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Definition of Skeins
1. skein [v] - See also: skein
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Literary usage of Skeins
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Great Exhibition of by Great Exhibition, Robert Ellis (1851)
"421 Baw silk, white and yellow (fourteen skeins), spun at the filanda of P. ROGETTI.—Salónica. 420 Baw yellow silk, spun at the filanda of Smyrna (one ..."
2. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1873)
"The cotton was made up into skeins, those of the stout yarn weighing from four to six ounces, and those of the fine yarn from three to four ounces each. ..."
3. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1864)
"The skeins are then immersed singly into water, and moved about briskly, ... This result is best accomplished by plunging the skeins under a fall of water, ..."
4. Woollen and Worsted Cloth Manufacture: Being a Practical Treatise for the by Roberts Beaumont (1890)
"To proceed, then, with the 60 skeins black, light brown, and white twist : 189 (ends of 60 skeins twist) x 60 60 skeins twist 3-fold yarn reckoned as 20 ..."
5. The American Cotton Spinner and Managers' and Carders' Guide: A Practical by Robert H. Baird (1851)
"Six of these mules run on shuttle cops, and spin 157248 skeins, which is, at 14 cents per 100 skeins 220 14 Fifteen mules run on reel cops, ..."
6. A Girl's Life Eighty Years Ago by Eliza Southgate Bowne (1887)
"I could get no crimson marking, but send you a few skeins of cotton which I procured with much difficulty. The napkins are not the kind I wished ..."
7. Naval Hygiene by James Duncan Gatewood (1909)
"skeins of wool are used in testing color perception because, ... The skeins, as a whole, also comply with an essential service requirement in being readily ..."