Hollywood lost their reel queen last night after the premiere night of Burlesque.
I felt like I was watching a reel of my own life—or at least my past—and I finished the entire season in one sitting.
But the grips of the Grim Reaper have already started to reel him back in.
Philip Shenon talks to a top FBI spyhunter about U.S. efforts to reel him in—and why Moscow expelled him.
In fact, Sayles was a prize-winning fiction writer before he ever penned a screenplay or shot a reel of film.
The little, close cabin seemed to reel about the distraught lover.
They give you the general hang of the thing 'right off the reel,' so to speak.
Ennis' lungs began to burn, his brain to reel, as they rushed on in the waters, still holding the girl tightly.
In my love to Thee I attained to a height where to tread causes the senses to reel.
One would have said he looked like a kitten playing with a reel.
"frame turning on an axis," especially one on which thread is wound, late Old English hreol "reel for winding thread," from Proto-Germanic *hrehulaz; probably related to hrægel "garment," and Old Norse hræll "spindle," from PIE *krek- "to weave, beat" (cf. Greek krokus "nap of cloth").
Specifically of the fishing rod attachment from 1726; of a film projector apparatus from 1896. Reel-to-reel type of tape deck is attested from 1958.
"to whirl around," late 14c., also "sway, swing, rock, become unsteady" (late 14c.), "stagger as a result of a blow, etc." (c.1400), probably from reel (n.1), on notion of "spinning." Of the mind, from 1796. Related: Reeled; reeling.
"to wind on a reel," late 14c., from reel (n.1). Verbal phrase reel off "recite without pause or effort" is from 1837. Fishing sense is from 1849. Related: Reeled; reeling.