from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A person employed to wind wool or make it up into bundles to be packed for sale.


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  • Resolved to take his revenge, Hacon disguises himself as a beggar, attracts the princess's notice by means of a golden spinning-wheel, its stand, and a golden wool-winder, and sells them to her for the privilege of sleeping firstly outside her door, secondly beside her bed, and finally in it.

    Ballads of Scottish Tradition and Romance Popular Ballads of the Olden Times - Third Series Various

  • In the west country trinder now means specifically a wool-winder --

    The Romance of Names Ernest Weekley 1909

  • When the Princess heard what was going on, she came to the window, and asked him how he did, and whether he would sell the golden wool-winder?

    Popular Tales from the Norse George Webbe Dasent 1856

  • It was a long while before Hacon Grizzlebeard came again; but when he came he had with him a golden wool-winder, and he sat down and began to file away at it under the Princess 'window.

    Popular Tales from the Norse George Webbe Dasent 1856


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