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throstle

[ thros-uhl ]
/ ˈθrɒs əl /
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noun
British (chiefly Literary). the song thrush.
Obsolete. a machine for spinning wool, cotton, etc., in which the twisting and winding are simultaneous and continuous.
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Origin of throstle

before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch drossel,German Drossel; akin to Old Norse thrǫstr,Latin turdus thrush
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British Dictionary definitions for throstle

throstle
/ (ˈθrɒsəl) /

noun
a poetic name for the thrush, esp the song thrush
a spinning machine for wool or cotton in which the fibres are twisted and wound continuously

Word Origin for throstle

Old English; related to Old Saxon throsla, Old Norse thröstr, Middle High German drostel
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