Definition of Twilly

1. n. A machine for cleansing or loosening wool by the action of a revolving cylinder covered with long iron spikes or teeth; a willy or willying machine; -- called also twilly devil, and devil. See Devil, n., 6, and Willy.



Definition of Twilly

1. Noun. A machine for cleansing or loosening wool by the action of a revolving cylinder covered with long iron spikes or teeth; a willying machine. ¹

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Definition of Twilly

1. a willowing machine [n TWILLIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Twilly

twilight years
twilight zone
twilight zones
twilightish
twilights
twilighty
twilit
twilitten
twill
twill weave
twilled
twillies
twilling
twillings
twills
twilly (current term)
twilt
twilted
twilting
twilts
twimmolation
twimmolations
twin
twin(a)
twin-
twin-aisle airplane
twin-bedded
twin-cam
twin-clutch gearbox
twin-engine

Literary usage of Twilly

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1. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule (1891)
"Obscure, dim, shaded twilly, я. Will owing-machine, twilly-devil, willy, Twin, л. (Bot.) Doubled, geminate, in pairs. Twine, va I. Twist together. willy ..."

2. Report of the Committee of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware by Delaware General Assembly. Senate, Delaware, General Assembly (1863)
"About the same time, I heard a voice^from the crowd calling on me to send for Levin twilly who would prove this man's age. Our men were very seldom over the ..."

3. Winthrop's Journal, "History of New England," 1630-1649 by John Winthrop, James Kendall Hosmer (1908)
"They showed the governor (called Gwalter Van twilly)1 their commission, which was to signify to them, that the king of England had granted the river and ..."

4. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"Dorset, TWILL. (1) A quill ; a reed. North. (2) A spool to wind yarn upon. (3) Until. East. (4) A sort of coarse linen cloth. twilly. ..."

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