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throstle

[thros-uh l] /ˈθrɒs əl/
noun
1.
British (chiefly Literary) . the song thrush.
2.
Obsolete. a machine for spinning wool, cotton, etc., in which the twisting and winding are simultaneous and continuous.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch drossel, German Drossel; akin to Old Norse thrǫstr, Latin turdus thrush
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throstle

/ˈθrɒsəl/
noun
1.
a poetic name for the thrush, esp the song thrush
2.
a spinning machine for wool or cotton in which the fibres are twisted and wound continuously
Word Origin
Old English; related to Old Saxon throsla, Old Norse thröstr, Middle High German drostel
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Word Origin and History for throstle
n.

"thrush," Old English þrostle, from Proto-Germanic *thrustalo (cf. Old Saxon throsla, Old High German droscala, German Drossel "thrush"), altered from (perhaps a diminutive of) *thurstaz (see thrush (n.1)), though OED considers this a distinct word from the same PIE root.

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