The major's sister had at the same time a distaff which often spun yarn for her without any one handling it.
To secure the falls of a tackle together by means of spun yarn, rope yarn, or any lashing wound round them.
It is used in serving the rigging, binding the spun yarn more firmly about it than could be done by hand.
A small mat faced with rope-yarn or spun yarn, which is used in a vessel's rigging to prevent chafing.
These “rope-yarns” are constantly used for various purposes, but the greater part is manufactured into spun yarn.
The crippled boom was soon lashed with pieces of spun yarn, and the damage thus temporarily repaired.
He lashed the three together with a few bits of spun yarn from his pocket, making a mast nearly ten feet long.
This is done in order to secure the very best fibers calculated to give the strongest and best results in the spun yarn.
Out of this he spun yarn thread to make a net about three or four feet by two feet.
She carded the wool and spun yarn on the old spinning wheel.