Spin"ning (?), a. & n.

from Spin.

Spinning gland Zool., one of the glands which form the material for spinning the silk of silkworms and other larvae. -- Spinning house, formerly a common name for a house of correction in England, the women confined therein being employed in spinning. -- Spinning jenny Mach., an engine or machine for spinning wool or cotton, by means of a large number of spindles revolving simultaneously. -- Spinning mite Zool., the red spider. -- Spinning wheel, a machine for spinning yarn or thread, in which a wheel drives a single spindle, and is itself driven by the hand, or by the foot acting on a treadle.


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