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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Reeling-machine a machine for winding thread on spools or reels: a machine which winds into hanks the cotton yarn received from the bobbins of the spinning-frames
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. reól, hreól.


In literature:

The machine was reeling and staggering, it seemed to be dancing on its screw.
"When the Sleeper Wakes" by Herbert George Wells
John is like a statue when he gets a strike; he reels them in like a machine.
"Half a Rogue" by Harold MacGrath
The tailings go to the third machine, and are still further reduced, then through a reel covered with No.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 303" by Various
It is wound upon revolving reels at the end of the machine.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882" by Various
When machines are moved by the foot, there are many objections to running the whole machine while winding the shuttle reels.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 598, June 18, 1887" by Various
His machine reeled and swerved, then plunged more swiftly still.
"The Air Trust" by George Allan England
Such are the principal parts of the automatic reeling machine.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 620, November 19,1887" by Various
Among the outfits sent with the troops quartered in this particular sector was a moving picture machine and many reels of film.
"The Moving Picture Boys on the War Front" by Victor Appleton
This, with other machines, prepares the cotton to be spun into yarn, which is wound off on large reels.
"Stories of Later American History" by Wilbur F. Gordy
With such a machine it is impracticable to cut grain, much less grass, efficiently, divested of the reel.
"Obed Hussey" by Various
The reels are lifted out and the hanks removed when the machine is ready for another lot of yarn.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
He was nearing the end of the reel in his machine when, to his dismay, he found he had forgotten to bring a spare one.
"The Moving Picture Girls in War Plays" by Laura Lee Hope
The reels are lifted out and the hanks removed, when the machine is ready for another lot of yarn.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
I moved forward on the side lines and the moving-picture machine reeled off yards of film.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
His head was bent over the machine which reels off strips of paper with the latest news printed on them.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
And you have made me a beggar, a machine, that reels off its uniform sing-song day after day!
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
For the Austrian machine staggered like a bird hit on the wing, reeled, and then plunged downward.
"Under Fire For Servia" by Colonel James Fiske
Machines are of little use, except in reeling the silk.
"Handicraft for Girls" by Idabelle McGlauflin
Reel machines are then employed to transfer the hides from one vat to another, thus subjecting them to liquors of increasing strength.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
As soon as the tail-end of the machine had disappeared in the smoke the aeroplane began to reel.
"The Red Battle Flyer" by Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen

In news:

Classic 3-Reel Slot Machine Simulator.
A team racing an AMC product will bring a smile to the faces of even the most jaded 24 Hours of LeMons fan, but what if you want to leave everyone in the paddock reeling back in awe from your racing machine.
Starbucks unveiled its own single-cup home-brew ing machine Thursday, sending shares of competitor Green Mountain Coffee Roasters reeling in after-hours trading.
Constructed from fully machined anodized 6061 T6 aluminum, the 4200 series offers durable and lightweight reels that don't cause fatigue after a day of casting.
The bottom half, with its bank of spinning reels stamped with symbols, appears little different from the basic three-reel mechanical slot machine built by the San Franciscan Charles August Fey in 1899.