Gin wheel

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gin wheel (Mining) In a cotton gin, a wheel for drawing the fiber through the grid; a brush wheel to clean away the lint.
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Usage

In literature:

Why, the old thing is going like a spinning-wheel, but that comes from that infernal gin!
"Master Olof" by August Strindberg
It was wukked by a wheel what was turned by a mule, jus' lak de one what turned de gin.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1" by Work Projects Administration
They tore out the big cog wheel in the gin and camped in it for the night.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
The tin pedler chap, he poked on arter, and gin the wheel-barrow a boost once in a while as chipper as could be.
"Highlife in New York: a series of letters to Mr. Zephariah Slick," by Ann S. Stephens
The neighbouring creek is dammed up to supply the water-wheel by which this gin is worked.
"Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume I (of 2)" by Harriet Martineau
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In poetry:

Here in the flats the briars grow,
The thistles on the hills;
And where the gin wheels used to go
Are a few rotten sills.
"Joe's Farm" by Samuel Alfred Beadle