spinning jenny

Definitions

  • Spinning Jenny
    Spinning Jenny
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spinning jenny an early spinning machine with multiple spindles
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Spinning jenny (Mach) an engine or machine for spinning wool or cotton, by means of a large number of spindles revolving simultaneously.
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Usage

In literature:

We do not treat a fine horse or a sagacious dog exactly as we treat a spinning jenny.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The spinning-jenny houses in the mansion of our Earls.
"Collections and Recollections" by George William Erskine Russell
If a spinning-jenny be wealth, the spinner's skill is also wealth.
"Essays on some unsettled Questions of Political Economy" by John Stuart Mill
In the evenings Matilda's mother would weave cloth on her spinning-jenny and an improvised loom.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
But he was a manufacturer, and his spinning-jennies were very closely connected with his political faith.
"A Residence in France" by J. Fenimore Cooper
Hargreaves's spinning jenny was a big step forward.
"Carl and the Cotton Gin" by Sara Ware Bassett
Children could tend the spinning-jennies as well as men.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
The spinning-jenny was its mortal enemy.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847" by Various
Only the year before Hargreaves obtained his patent for the spinning-jenny.
"James Watt" by Andrew Carnegie
Canals, spinning-jennies, and steam-engines were changing the whole social order.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
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In news:

Jenny 'JWoww' Farley wears a hot pink bikini while filming scenes for the new MTV 'Jersey Shore' reality spin-off in Cancun , Mexico.
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