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stocking frame

noun
  1. a type of knitting machineAlso called: stocking loom, stocking machine
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  • Were any people thrown out of employment by the stocking-frame?

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    Charles Knight

  • When we speak of the stocking-frame, we speak of a machine which knits every article of hosiery.

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    Charles Knight

  • But the time of waiting was long and weary before he fell in with a Mr. Strutt, the inventor of the stocking-frame.

  • His cogitations resulted in the contrivance of a stocking-frame, which imitated the movements of the fingers in knitting.

  • William Lee's stocking-frame worked well for two centuries and a half.

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    Charles Knight


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