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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Power-loom a loom worked by some mechanical power, as water, steam, &c
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. poer (Fr. pouvoir)—Low L. pot-ĕre, to be able.


In literature:

The church is calm enough, I am sure; but it might be a steam-power loom in full action, for any sedative effect it has on me.
"David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens
He was coming nearer, powerful, gigantic, formidable, as he loomed through the darkness.
"A Waif of the Plains" by Bret Harte
On the east the tremendous power of Abyssinia loomed terrible and menacing.
"The River War" by Winston S. Churchill
The introduction of power looms threatened to abolish their calling.
"Through the Fray" by G. A. Henty
Allowing the usual discount, M'tela still loomed as a powerful figure.
"The Leopard Woman" by Stewart Edward White
In a corner of one of these, Johnnie's guide stopped before two silent, motionless looms, and threw on the power.
"The Power and the Glory" by Grace MacGowan Cooke
Thatcher loomed formidably as a candidate for the leadership, and many predicted that Bassett's power was at last broken.
"A Hoosier Chronicle" by Meredith Nicholson
My blood begins to flow quick when I go into big rooms filled with a thousand power looms.
"The Measure of a Man" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
The power of organized capital and organized labor loomed upon the horizon.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
Another Balance of Power loomed on the horizon.
"Essays in Liberalism" by Various
Most important change of all, the hand-loom gave place to the power-loom.
"More Tales of the Ridings" by Frederic Moorman
News came to us that some young student was trying to make a power loom.
"My Reminiscences" by Rabindranath Tagore
Illustrated by large Drawings of the best Power Looms.
"Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught" by Joshua Rose
F. C. Lowell and his Waltham Power-loom.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Lowell, Francis C., and the power-loom, III.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
When capitalism began, when it came with its steam engine and its power-loom, what was the first thing it did?
"The Common Sense of Socialism" by John Spargo
Cotton weaving remained a domestic industry, for Cartwright's power-loom did not come into general use until after 1800.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
It was simply by introducing cotton-factories, steam-engines, and power-looms!
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
At Milton the first power-loom mill was erected.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
The power of the police still loomed immense.
"My Little Sister" by Elizabeth Robins

In poetry:

We saw not where a shadow loomed,
That, from its first auroral hour,
Our happy paradise fore-doomed;
A Fate within whose icy power
Love blooms as helpless as a flower.
"The Last Tryst" by Richard Le Gallienne
England, amid thy great in this great time
One man, white-haired, with misty, flashing eyes
Looms from the rest, in his life's toil sublime,
And all that hath the power to make us wise.
"Carlyle" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

NORTHAMPTON — With power out in the blizzard's wake and a Sunday deadline looming, editors and reporters at the Daily Hampshire Gazette took their show north to Greenfield to produce an eight-page special edition on year ago this weekend.
Karastan was honored as best overall in the power-loomed $1,000+ (retail) 6-by-9 category for the Villa Veneto rug from its Antique Legends collection.
Japan Power Shortage Looms as More Reactors Go Off -Line Jun 10, 2011 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Japan Power Shortage Looms as More Reactors Go Off-Line Jun 10, 2011 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Viewed from Longhorn Dam on Friday, the Holly Power Plant looms to the west.
As temperatures continue to drop and the threat of a nor'easter looming, nearly two-million residents in New Jersey and New York State were still without power after Hurricane Sandy.
High-Powered Football Playoff Fields Loom.
Solar power bankruptcies loom as prices collapse.
But as the heat turns from powerful to painful in just a few hours, there is little talk of the immigration wars that rage in the political campaigns or a looming Supreme Court decision about Arizona's anti-immigrant law.
In this photo from Octo­ber 2011, the cool­ing tower of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Sta­tion looms over an adja­cent farm in Oak Har­bor.