1. A machine for opening out the tussocks of cotton, and cleaning therefrom the dirt and offal.
It has various other names, such as willower, willy, beating-machine, etc. See cotton-cleaning machine.
2. A rag-engine or spiked mill for tearing woolen rags into shoddy, or linen and cotton rags to make paper pulp.
3. A machine for making wood screws.
A carriage used for moving heavy ordnance.
The point of temperature at which the moisture of the air commences to condense.
The process of softening and removing the mucilage from the fibrous and cellular portions of the stalks of flax and hemp, by exposure to dew, showers, sun, and air upon a sward.
A gummy material made from starch and largely used in the manufacture of calico.
Its name is derived from its right-handed rotation of a ray of plane polar