spinning-wheel love

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  • They had determined to go through the mirror in the spinning-wheel room, the room next door to the nursery, and search the entire second floor.

    The Night Of the Solstice

  • The message of the spinning-wheel is much wider than its circumference.

    Gandhi got it right

  • When it rained, an old woman, the portress, took pity on him; she took him into her den, where there was a pallet, a spinning-wheel, and two wooden chairs, and the little one slumbered in a corner, pressing himself close to the cat that he might suffer less from cold.

    Les Miserables

  • Moreover, no trace of work was revealed in that dwelling; no handicraft, no spinning-wheel, not a tool.

    Les Miserables

  • This answered my plan; and as she was about to remove her spinning-wheel, I begged she would have the goodness to remain and make my tea, adding that I liked the sound of the wheel, and desired not to disturb her housewife thrift in the least.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • “I can do a jump spinning-wheel kick to your head,” I wanted to say, but did not.

    My Resolution

  • When Nanon came with her spinning-wheel, “You must be tired,” he said;

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • The spinning-wheel sounds louder and nearer, weaving perhaps new garments of destiny like a fate; and the Ford car is wreaked upon every road.

    G.K.'s Weekly - The Horror

  • There are, indeed, not a few sticklers for the old-fashioned ways; not a few, who stoutly condemn the modern mania for accomplishments; who would banish harp and piano, and reinstate the spinning-wheel; honor the kitchen and dairy far before the drawing-room; close their houses to the dancing-master, as to a pestilence, and think money worse than thrown away, when given for instruction in French or Italian.

    Women's Sphere of Influence on Civilization (1837)

  • The busy hum of her spinning-wheel, accompanied by some simple song, was deemed good music enough, and no mention was made of harp and piano.

    Women's Sphere of Influence on Civilization (1837)

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