from The Century Dictionary.

  • Preterit and past participle of spin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • imp. & p. p. of spin.
  • hay twisted into ropes for convenient carriage, as on a military expedition.
  • a cheap article produced from floss, or short-fibered, broken, and waste silk, carded and spun, in distinction from the long filaments wound from the cocoon. It is often mixed with cotton.
  • (Naut.) a line formed of two or more rope-yarns loosely twisted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of spin.


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