Then he added a pinch of a colorless powder, and dipped a skein of silk into the bowl.
She will remember now that a skein of hemp thread is not the thing to line her nest with.
Merton had stopped singing, and was now holding a skein of wool for Esther to wind.
In the evening it was a pleasure to hold a skein of yarn for her to wind.
Either Saxony or floss may be used, about six skeins of white and half a skein of each of the colours used being necessary.
That doesn't matter a bit, you must wait till the skein is unwound.
And they used to say, he wound the Gineral round and round like a skein o' yarn; but he couldn't come it round Ruth.
Shall we think that our prayers can avert a doom woven with the skein of events?
Sometimes I dye one end of a skein, and leave the other untouched; that gives quite a good effect.
Uncle Nicholas,” said Amber, “you promised to buy me a skein of blue silk.
"fixed quantity of yarn doubled over and over and knotted, mid-15c., from Middle French escaigne "a hank of yarn" (Old French escagne, mid-14c., Modern French écagne), of uncertain origin. Cf. Medieval Latin scagna "a skein," Irish sgainne "a skein, clue."