from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A yarn-reel or a yarn-spooler.
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She missed the armfuls of wood in her wood-box, that she had to fill laboriously, two sticks at a time; she missed the other plate at her tiny round table, the other chair beside her fire; she missed that dark, thin, sensitive face, with its rare and sweet smile; she wanted her story-teller, her yarn-winder, her protector, back again.
_Garnvinde_; Eng., reel or yarn-winder) aside, whilst standing by her _back-bword_ (Dan.,