There he lies in fetal position, reeling from thoughts of the atrocities he has committed, which spool endlessly in his mind.
B (Fig. 197) is the spring-latch which is held in place by the spool F.
A searchlight was on a tripod at the center, and a spool of electric cable.
Then the boy giant came back with the spool, which was as big as the dining-room table in a rabbit's house.
Oh, look at the kitten chasing the spool, all in electric lights!
Glue the large circle to the other end of the spool, parallel to the other lower circle.
Pass the string through the handle of the pail and up over the spool (Fig. 33).
Put a spool over the nail which was your fulcrum in the first two experiments.
Marcus got ready, moving to the front of the machine, feeling the spool in his pocket.
It should be narrow enough and its corners cut off enough so as not to touch the spool when it snaps.
early 14c., from Old North French spole, espole "a spool" (13c.), from Middle Dutch spoele "a spool," from Proto-Germanic *spolon (cf. Norwegian and Swedish spole, Old High German spuola, German Spule), from PIE root *spel- "to cleave, split" (see spoil).
c.1600, from spool (n.). Related: Spooled; spooling.
An object-oriented logic programming language.
["An Experience with a Prolog Based Language", K. Fukunaga et al, SIGPLAN Notices 21(11):224-231 (Nov 1986) (OOPSLA '86)].
To send files to some device or program (a "spooler" or demon) that puts them in a queue for later processing of some kind. Without qualification, the spooler is the "print spooler" controlling output of jobs to a printer; but the term has been used in connection with other peripherals (especially plotters and graphics devices) and occasionally even for input devices.
The term "SPOOL" has been attributed to IBM as an acronym for Simultaneous Peripheral Operation On-Line but it's widely thought to have been contrived for effect.
[No connection with "spool of magnetic tape"?]