Throstle

Thros"tle

(?), n. [OE. throsel, AS. rostle, rosle; akin to MHG. trostel, G. drossel, Icel. rstr, Sw. trast, Lith. strazdas, L. turdus. 238. Cf. Thrush the bird.] 1. (Zol.) The song thrush. See under Song.
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2. A machine for spinning wool, cotton, etc., from the rove, consisting of a set of drawing rollers with bobbins and flyers, and differing from the mule in having the twisting apparatus stationary and the processes continuous; -- so called because it makes a singing noise.
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Throstle cock, the missel thrush. [Prov. Eng.]
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