Catton has spun a great story, in a good old-fashioned-yet-modern kind of way.
Salad greens should be rinsed in cold water and then spun dry in a lettuce spinner.
Chesapeake formed subsidiaries to build and run the lines, then spun them off into a separate, publicly traded company.
The look on their faces as they spun those cymbals and stomped their feet was pure joy.
(They used to have an actual MSO as a sister company but they spun off Time Warner Cable in 2009).
So he spun on, carelessly good-humored, as they climbed the wind-ing hill-path.
Stuart suddenly gripped Bivens and spun him around in his tracks.
He closed the door of the safe, spun the knob, and in the desk-drawer replaced the slip of paper bearing the combination.
He cleared his throat and spun around, to punch the button on his desk.
I remember her well as she sang and spun aloft in the attic.
Old English spinnan "draw out and twist fibers into thread," from Proto-Germanic *spenwanan (cf. Old Norse and Old Frisian spinna, Danish spinde, Dutch spinnen, Old High German spinnan, German spinnen, Gothic spinnan), from PIE *(s)pen- "stretch" (cf. Armenian henum "I weave;" Greek patos "garment, literally "that which is spun;" Lithuanian pinu "I plait, braid," spandau "I spin;" Middle Welsh cy-ffiniden "spider;" see span (v.)).
Sense of "to cause to turn rapidly" is from 1610s; meaning "revolve, turn around rapidly" first recorded 1660s. Meaning "attempt to influence reporters' minds after an event has taken place but before they have written about it" seems to have risen to popularity in the 1984 U.S. presidential campaign; e.g. spin doctor, first attested 1984. Spinning wheel is attested from c.1400; spinning-jenny is from 1783 (see jenny); invented by James Hargreaves c.1764-7, patented 1770.
"fairly rapid ride," 1856, from spin (v.).
: A distinctive point of view, emphasis, or interpretation; a distinctive character or style: He put a spin on the facts
[1979+; fr the notion of spin on a baseball or pool ball, which gives a deviant rather than a straight track; semantically related to throwing someone a curve]