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throstlen. [OE. throsel, AS. , ; akin to MHG. trostel, G. drossel, Icel. , Sw. trast, Lith. strazdas, L. turdus. √238. Cf. Thrush the bird.].
  •  The song thrush. See under Song.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
Throstle cock, the missel thrush. [Prov. Eng.]


throstle, n.
1 a song thrush.
2 (in full throstle-frame) a machine for continuously spinning wool or cotton etc.

OE f. Gmc: rel. to THRUSH(1)

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