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bobbin

bo buhn

  • n  a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound

  • Quick-witted, shrewd and resilient, he survived a Dickensian adolescence that included working as a bobbin boy in a textile mill.
  • Instead of a bobbin and shuttle, the new machines pushed loops of yarn back and forth through a mat like a sewing machine, and did it seven to eight times faster than looms.
  • Last year Sears, Roebuck sold the astronomical number of 500,000,000 separate itemseverything from a one-ounce sewing bobbin to a 2,200-lb.
Quotes

  • Jerry Manuel in Hartford Courant
    I feel like I'm bobbin' and weavin',said manager Jerry Manuel. "Every now and then I get caught. Bam!"
  • George Gillett in SportingNews.com
    We're a private, family organization, and we don't comment or speculate,Gillett said. "I was at 11 (NASCAR) races last year, but nobody saw me. I'm a fan. I've sponsored racecars, and I used to race myself. I'm the best flobbin bobbin...

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