They may find they have more tow on their distaff than they know how to spin.
Thus are they represented on a medal, each with a distaff in her hand.
Then Wainamoinen took the pieces of her distaff and set to work.
The improvement on the distaff and spindle was the spinning wheel.
What followed the distaff and spindle in the development of spinning?
This distaff, which I have taken at random, decides the fate of all who are born while I am spinning it.
She answered the third without hesitation, that it was a Distaff.
The door was open, and he saw a girl at work with her distaff.
The distaff had to be recovered before the question could be considered.
“There is meetness in all things,” said the old lady, picking up her distaff.