Archive for September, 2009

spin-dle [spin-dl] noun, adjective, verb, -dled, -dling

September 18th, 2009  |  Published in Babbling

–noun
1. a rounded rod, usually of wood, tapering toward each end, used in hand-spinning to twist into thread the fibers drawn from the mass on the distaff, and on which the thread is wound as it is spun.
9. a measure of yarn, containing, for cotton, 15,120 yards (13,825 m), and for linen, 14,400 yards (13,267 m).
Origin:
bef. 900; ME spindel (n.), OE spin(e)l; see spin, -le; c. G Spindel