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power loom

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n power loom a loom operated mechanically
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Power loom See Def. 8, note.
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Usage

In literature:

We can hire a shed, and we can hire power, and we can hire looms, and we can buy cotton.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Distress had recurred in the manufacturing districts; mills and power-looms were again destroyed.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
Far ahead to the right the huge bulk of the Tower of London loomed in clumsy power against the deep dark blue of the moonlit sky.
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
Sara, now dethroned from her place of power, loomed in all his dreams.
"Robert Orange" by John Oliver Hobbes
Power Loom first used in United States.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
All the hardness and looming power was in the massive body of the horse-group.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Brussels, power looms in, 24; rug-production, 142.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
Within fifty years from that time there were at least one hundred thousand power-looms at work in Great Britain.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
Gazing above me, I could see the top of the dam, now looming above the Power House.
"Astounding Stories, July, 1931" by Various
Power-looms won their way only very gradually.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5" by Various
The place of the hero in the poem would of course be supplied by a power-loom.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
After careful scrutiny of, and conversation with the pretty, dignified child at the loom, I understood something of her power.
"Mothering on Perilous" by Lucy S. Furman
Indict and hang the conspirator he would, in spite of power-looms and militia majors.
"Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland" by Henry B. Stanton
Out of the darkness behind him loomed the powerful form of a policeman.
"The Incendiary" by W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
In place of the loom at which you sat working with your own hands, they have now set the great power-looms in motion.
"The Human Slaughter-House" by Wilhelm Lamszus
In 1850 the number of spindles was 396,338 and of power looms 58; in 1905 the corresponding figures were 826,528 and 34,498.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7" by Various
It is calculated that an Indian power-loom weaver working 72 hours a week can turn out 70 lb.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4" by Various
Power-looms were first employed in Manchester in 1806.
"Lancashire" by Leo H. (Leo Hartley) Grindon
But the power-loom is relentlessly lifeless and accurate and monotonous in its production.
"Nationalism" by Rabindranath Tagore
The increased power of the loom called for more yarn than the old spinning wheel could supply.
"Stories of Useful Inventions" by Samuel Eagle Foreman
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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.
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