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n. - A person who twists silk or rayon filaments into a thread or yarn.

Usage examples (6)
  • It is handled here first by the "throwster," who winds it from the skein and makes various kinds of thread for different purposes.
  • Silk is to be delivered on bobbins from throwster.
  • In page 161, is a reference to Sir Thomas Lombe, “that eminent throwster, who erected the great engine in Derbyshire; a wonderful structure, consisting of twenty-nine...
  • A poor man and taking away his coat, he said that though he was in a fair way of living, and had a very careful and industrious wife, yet for some time past, he had been... for more
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