Definition of Throstle

1. Noun. A spinning machine formerly used to twist and wind fibers of cotton or wool continuously.

Generic synonyms: Spinning Machine



2. Noun. Common Old World thrush noted for its song.
Exact synonyms: Mavis, Song Thrush, Turdus Philomelos
Generic synonyms: Thrush
Group relationships: Genus Turdus, Turdus

Definition of Throstle

1. n. The song thrush. See under Song.

Definition of Throstle

1. Noun. A song thrush. ¹

2. Noun. A machine for spinning wool, cotton, etc., from the rove, consisting of a set of drawing rollers with bobbins and flyers, and differing from the mule in having the twisting apparatus stationary and the processes continuous; -- so called because it makes a singing noise. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Throstle

1. a songbird [n -S] - See also: songbird

Medical Definition of Throstle

1. 1. The song thrush. See Song. 2. A machine for spinning wool, cotton, etc, from the rove, consisting of a set of drawing rollers with bobbins and flyers, and differing from the mule in having the twisting apparatus stationary and the processes continuous; so called because it makes a singing noise. Throstle cock, the missel thrush. Origin: OE. Throsel, AS. Rostle, rosle; akin to MHG. Trostel, G. Drossel, Icel. Rostr, Sw. Trast, Lith. Strazdas, L. Turdus. 238. Cf. Thrush the bird. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Throstle

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Literary usage of Throstle

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1. Cotton Spinning: Its Development, Principles, and Practice by Richard Marsden (1888)
"Doffing, an expensive process; Bernhardt's doffing arrangement; the throstle ceased to be constructed.—THE RING FRAME ; its popularity. ..."

2. The American Cotton Spinner and Managers' and Carders' Guide: A Practical by Robert H. Baird (1851)
"34 SPEED OF SPINDLES, AND PRODUCT OF throstle. ... It may be considered good twist, or throstle chain, for this number. ..."

3. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1872)
"The ousel and the throstle-cock, chief musicke --Í -r Маус. /Ы. •\To go THROUGH-STITCH. To go through with. A phrase taken from the work of the tailor, ..."

4. The Cotton Manufacture of Great Britain Systematically Investigated by Andrew Ure (1836)
"It has been superseded in modern mills by the apparatus called a throstle. The throstle is a machine so simple in its construction, and seemingly so ..."

5. The Theory and Practice of Cotton Spinning, Or, The Carding and Spinning by James Montgomery (1836)
"THE RING throstle. A throstle under the above title has been recently introduced from America, the principal novel feature of which, is a substitute for the ..."

6. Technology and Power in the Early American Cotton Industry: James Montgomery by David J. Jeremy (1990)
"Dr. Ure gives the following as the produce and speeds of the English throstle frames. "The quantity turned oil is about 24 hanks per spindle of 30's twist ..."

7. Technology and Power in the Early American Cotton Industry: James Montgomery by David J. Jeremy (1990)
"1n some Factories, with new throstle-frames, fully 30 hanks- of 34's or 36's may be ... "1n spinning 32's, the front rollers of the common throstle make 64 ..."

8. Memoir of Samuel Slater: The Father of American Manufactures by George Savage White (1836)
"The Danforth throstle frame introduced into England. 1832. Robert Montgomery of Johnstone (Scotland) obtained a patent for the three kingdoms for an ..."

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