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English Dictionary: throstle by the DICT Development Group
2 results for throstle
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a spinning machine formerly used to twist and wind fibers of cotton or wool continuously
  2. common Old World thrush noted for its song
    Synonym(s): song thrush, mavis, throstle, Turdus philomelos
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Throstle \Thros"tle\, n. [OE. throsel, AS. [thorn]rostle,
      [thorn]rosle; akin to MHG. trostel, G. drossel, Icel.
      [thorn]r[94]str, Sw. trast, Lith. strazdas, L. turdus.
      [fb]238. Cf. {Thrush} the bird.]
      1. (Zo[94]l.) The song thrush. See under {Song}.
      2. A machine for spinning wool, cotton, etc., from the rove,
            consisting of a set of drawing rollers with bobbins and
            flyers, and differing from the mule in having the twisting
            apparatus stationary and the processes continuous; -- so
            called because it makes a singing noise.
      {Throstle cock}, the missel thrush. [Prov. Eng.]
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