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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An operation (on a cotton-spinning mule) for putting supplementary drawing and twisting into the roving toward the end of the outward traverse of the spindle-carriage.


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  • This would be the classic British "wanker" gesture: like the "OK" gesture but rotated so the "O" is horizontal and then moved up and down by the wrist. The sort of motion Polonius might make behind the arras while Hamlet rants.

    January 6, 2012

  • Hamlet told the players "Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus,", but he wasn't speaking of a jacking-motion, No, not at all.

    January 6, 2012