shuttle

Part of speech: noun

A device used in weaving to carry the thread to and fro.

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Usage examples "shuttle":

  1. Giant Energy sprang to his loom, and made his silver shuttle glance under and over, under and over, weaving a most beautiful pattern. - "Mother Stories", Maud Lindsay.
  2. I heard again the shuttle of her feet weaving up and down the room through the long hours. - "The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story", Various.
  3. Later that same day they realized for the first time that small events could be interesting and important too, and that while they were thinking of their " fates" as something to be spun and woven in the mysterious future, the shuttle was already flying fast. - "Kitty Trenire", Mabel Quiller-Couch.