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See definition of spinning wheels on Dictionary.com
  • as infruitless
  • as inspinning frame

synonyms for spinning wheels

  • abortive
  • futile
  • ineffective
  • ineffectual
  • pointless
  • unproductive
  • unsuccessful
  • useless
  • barren
  • empty
  • gainless
  • idle
  • in vain
  • infertile
  • profitless
  • spinning one's wheels
  • sterile
  • to no avail
  • to no effect
  • unavailable
  • unavailing
  • unfruitful
  • unprofitable
  • unprolific
  • vain
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antonyms for spinning wheels

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  • effective
  • effectual
  • fruitful
  • productive
  • profitable
  • copious
  • plentiful
  • potent
  • successful
  • useful
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    How to use spinning wheels in a sentence

    It was a mighty simple transaction, but it produced some startling results for me, that same coin-spinning.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
    He was between the wheels when we stopped, and I planted a crutch on one of his bare feet and embraced him.
    THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
    Remember how often you used to scold me for tangling the yarn, when you were spinning on the great wheel.
    THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
    But—and I forbear to lead up to it artistically—I dissever myself from your chariot wheels.
    ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
    When he travelled on his line he came in contact with bucolic interests instead of the whirring wheels of trade.
    FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
    Lawrence returned the fire, and the ball struck Jerry's revolver and sent it spinning.
    THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
    Probably those cast-iron wheels were ordered with a view to steam locomotion in the Cordilleras.
    LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
    An engine is described in the invoice as having chimney, axles, carriage-wheels, &c.
    LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
    It was a brilliant blue job with red wheels, and it carried a Texas license.
    HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
    Be on the lookout for blue Buick sedan, nineteen thirty-nine model, red wheels, being driven by Raymond Delancy.
    HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
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