Sentence Examples


  • This determines to a large extent the fineness of the yarn which can be spun.
  • The English cotton yarn and spun silk counts are reckoned upon the number of hanks of 840 yds.
  • The materials required are iron borings, sal-ammoniac and sulphur; these are mixed together, moistened with water, and rammed into the socket, which is previously half filled with yarn, well caulked.
  • In the autumn of 1786 there was an encounter near the village of East Lee between about 250 adherents of Daniel Shays (many of them from Lee township) and a body of state troops under General John Paterson, wherein the Shays contingent paraded a bogus cannon (made of a yarn beam) with such effect that the state troops fled.
  • The spinner who persists in over-weighting his yarn finds it difficult to obtain "repeat" orders.