the act of forming into threads.
a reel for drawing off silk from cocoons.
the reeling of silk from cocoons.
an establishment for reeling silk.
< Medieval Latin fīlātūra
the spinning art, equivalent to fīlāt
) spun (past participle of fīlāre;
) + -ūra -ure
is always a great word to know.
So is ninnyhammer. Does it mean: