spindle

Part of speech: verb

To grow long and slender.

Part of speech: noun

A slender rod or pin, on which thread may be wound, as spun.

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Usage examples "spindle":

  1. The feeding is sometimes given to the spindle, and at others to the work table. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  2. I used rings of some thick copper wire to space the plates but I could not drill holes in the plates for the spindle so a friend did that for me. - "The Dawn of Amateur Radio in the U.K. and Greece A Personal View", Norman F. Joly.
  3. Mrs. Newberry had ostentatiously deserted him and Muriel in the white- and- gold Newberry drawing- room splendid with spindle- legged mahogany and appropriately uncomfortable. - "Running Sands", Reginald Wright Kauffman.