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spun

[spuhn] /spʌn/
verb
1.
a simple past tense and past participle of spin.
adjective
2.
formed by or as by spinning.
Related forms
half-spun, adjective
unspun, adjective
well-spun, adjective
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  • She took out the spindle and unspun flax and looked in once more.

    Czechoslovak Fairy Tales Parker Fillmore
  • Rarely, it may be imagined, were either spun or unspun fabrics woven of feathers alone.

  • There is also a bundle of unspun hair tied in the center with an overhand knot .

  • The material—the Jaros Hygienic Wear—is a combination of unspun wool knitted into the meshes of a spun cotton fiber.

  • She put her hands to the unspun flax on her head and remembered the spindle that was lying unfilled on the grass.

    Czechoslovak Fairy Tales Parker Fillmore
  • Then Betushka, clasping her hands to her head, where the unspun flax was twined, burst into tears.

    Czechoslovak Fairy Tales Parker Fillmore
  • Cotton is dyed in an unspun state, and also as yarn or spun thread, either in the hank or skein.

    Textiles

    William H. Dooley
  • Silk is dyed in unspun skeins, although to a considerable extent it is also dyed in the piece.

    Textiles

    William H. Dooley
  • The preparations are completed by surrounding the whole house with a protective cord or thread made of unspun cotton.

  • The heavy “waist belt” cord is a bundle of unspun fibers and spun cord, 1.5 cm.

British Dictionary definitions for unspun

spun

/spʌn/
verb
1.
the past tense and past participle of spin
adjective
2.
formed or manufactured by spinning: spun gold, spun glass
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