from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A stand for one or more spools of sewing-thread, on which the spools are mounted on pins, so as to turn freely as the thread is unwound. Also
- noun In warping, a creel on which spools are placed on skewers.
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The full spools are then placed in a row one above the other in a spool-holder, sometimes called a skarne or scarne.
Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle 1881
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