Definition of Rovings

1. Noun. (plural of roving) ¹



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Definition of Rovings

1. roving [n] - See also: roving

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rovings

rove
rove beetle
rove beetles
roved
rovelizumab
roven
rover
rovers
roves
rovibrational
rovibrationally
rovibronic
roving
rovingly
rovingness
rovings (current term)
row
row-equivalence
row-equivalent
row house
row houses
row of bricks
row space
row spaces
rowable
rowan
rowan tree
rowanberries
rowanberry
rowans

Literary usage of Rovings

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Cotton Spinner and Managers' and Carders' Guide: A Practical by Robert H. Baird (1851)
"TO TRY rovings BY THE QUADRANT. Put forty threads or a half cut in a quadrant balance, and whatever they size, divided by 2, will give the number of cuts, ..."

2. The Cotton Manufacture of Great Britain Systematically Investigated by Andrew Ure (1836)
"UA and B are the hand-cards and bobbins of rovings. card was drawn out and slightly twisted into a porous cord, called a roving; at the second, ..."

3. Narrative of an Expedition to the Sources of St. Peter's River, Lake by William Hypolitus Keating, Stephen Harriman Long, Thomas Say, Lewis David von Schweinitz, James Edward Calhoun, Joseph Lovell (1824)
"PETER'S RIVER, CHAPTER I. The party leave Lake Travers. They fall in with large herds of buffalo. Observations upon the rovings of this animal. ..."

4. Ures̓ Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines: Containing a Clear by Andrew Ure (1867)
"To remedy the evil above described, when untwisted rovings are used, he causes the ... through which the rovings 1672 Patenta/ 1835 X! ..."

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