Along the way, a succession of other rapacious characters flock to the spindle Gallery.
After some days the ogre told him again to put out his finger, and Thirteenth stuck out a spindle.
Fusus means a spindle; so called from the spindle-shaped stem.
Beside Madame de la Chanterie was an ancient table with spindle legs, on which lay her balls of worsted in a wicker basket.
From these ends is extended the spindle of Necessity, on which all the revolutions turn.
But ever look to a man's inches ere you talk of switching—why, thine arm, man, is but like a spindle compared to mine.
Above the spindle we began to see sailfish jumping everywhere.
It is placed on the spindle threads against the nut, and held there with another nut and washer on the end of the spindle.
She paused as she joined a long tress of wool at the spindle.
Then he carefully lifted up the cover of the trap, and made a rattling in the back part of it with the spindle.
Old English spinel, properly "an instrument for spinning," from stem of spinnan (see spin (v.)), with intrusive -d-. Related to Old Saxon spinnila, Old Frisian spindel, Old High German spinnila, German Spindel. As a type of something slender, it is attested from 1570s.
spindle spin·dle (spĭn'dl)
A fusiform structure, usually composed of microtubules.
A network of protein fibers that forms in the cytoplasm of a cell during cell division. The spindle grows forth from the centrosomes and attaches to the chromosomes after the latter have been duplicated, and the nuclear membrane dissolves. Once attached, the spindle fibers contract, pulling the duplicate chromosomes apart to opposite poles of the dividing cell. See more at meiosis, mitosis.