Thesaurus / skein
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It was a part of himself, woven unchangeably into his life in a glowing skein, the brilliant colors of which could never fade.
THE NEW TENANTE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
Nevertheless, if the skein of ideas was entangled, each thread in itself was a thread of gold.
NIGHT AND MORNING, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
The spinning wheel stands against the wall and above it from a peg hangs a heavy skein of black wool.
THE SAXONSEDWIN DAVIES SCHOONMAKER
But the Seine was but a skein of silk stretched across the city; the water was hidden by the craft.
Sometimes I dye one end of a skein, and leave the other untouched; that gives quite a good effect.
LADY CASSANDRAMRS GEORGE DE HORNE VAIZEY
Cotton is dyed in an unspun state, and also as yarn or spun thread, either in the hank or skein.
It is handled here first by the “throwster,” who winds it from the skein and makes various kinds of thread for different purposes.
It is handled here first by the throwster who winds it from the skein and makes different varieties of thread.
This to the dog, which had become entangled in the skein of wool on her lap, and was making frantic efforts to free itself.
THE SHRIEKING PITARTHUR J. REES
From the aperture a coil and grid dangled half out in the midst of a tangled skein of wires.
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