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Word: loom

Definition: appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth


Sentences Containing 'loom'

A country weaver, who cultivates a small farm, must loose a good deal of time in passing from his loom to the field, and from the field to his loom.
A loom-workshop suggests organized textile weaving for export.
After over a year of trials, Moody was able to bring Lowell's description of the power loom to fruition, making his own advancements along the way.
After the "pacification" of the Yotvingians, another threat began to loom over Masovia from their powerful neighbour, Lithuania.
As I kept passing and repassing the filling or woof of marline between the long yarns of the warp, using my own hand for the shuttle, and as Queequeg, standing sideways, ever and anon slid his heavy oaken sword between the threads, and idly looking off upon the water, carelessly and unthinkingly drove home every yarn: I say so strange a dreaminess did there then reign all over the ship and all over the sea, only broken by the intermitting dull sound of the sword, that it seemed as if this were the Loom of Time, and I myself were a shuttle mechanically weaving and weaving away at the Fates.
Before lowering the boat for the chase, the upper end of the line is taken aft from the tub, and passing round the loggerhead there, is again carried forward the entire length of the boat, resting crosswise upon the loom or handle of every man's oar, so that it jogs against his wrist in rowing; and also passing between the men, as they alternately sit at the opposite gunwales, to the leaded chocks or grooves in the extreme pointed prow of the boat, where a wooden pin or skewer the size of a common quill, prevents it from slipping out.
Classically shaped exotic buildings stand in sharp contrast with the advancing foliage: trees and bushes grow through constructions or loom in the distance.
During the 1970s and 1980s, most women in America purchased "dowdy", "pragmatic", "foundation garments" by Fruit of the Loom, Hanes, and Jockey in packs of three from department stores and saved "fancier items" for "special occasions" like honeymoons.
He paid particular attention to the power loom, a device for which there was yet no equal in America.
He saw God's foot upon the treadle of the loom, and spoke it; and therefore his shipmates called him mad.
In 1484 the Mamluk sultan Qaitbay ended the tax on loom products, cattle slaughtering and shoe repairing for Khawabi and nearby al-Kahf.
In 1846 the Victorian artist Alfred Elmore produced a variation on the story in his popular painting "The Invention of the Stocking Loom", in which Lee is depicted pondering his idea as he watches his wife knitting (Nottingham Castle Museum).
It would be the perfection of Moody's power loom that would be the real "revolution" in American industry.
Monaco, however, saw a huge improvement with Webber qualifying on the front row, after Michael Schumacher's grid penalty, holding third for a large part of the race before retiring when his exhaust burned a wiring loom.
Nay--the shuttle flies--the figures float from forth the loom; the freshet-rushing carpet for ever slides away.
Now, amid the green, life-restless loom of that Arsacidean wood, the great, white, worshipped skeleton lay lounging--a gigantic idler!
On the second floor is an archive, loom, village sitting room, kitchen and sitting room.
Secondly, the use of several very ingenious machines, which facilitate and abridge, in a still greater proportion, the winding of the worsted and woollen yarn, or the proper arrangement of the warp and woof before they are put into the loom; an operation which, previous to the invention of those machines, must have been extremely tedious and troublesome.
Some doubted the Bulls and thought the Pistons' psychological edge and bench strength would loom over the series.
Some of his best-known works include "The 7th Guest", "Wing Commander", "Hard Nova", "Maniac Mansion" (NES version), "Loom", and "Tux Racer".
Stockings, in many parts of Scotland, are knit much cheaper than they can anywhere be wrought upon the loom.
The church is calm enough, I am sure; but it might be a steam-power loom in full action, for any sedative effect it has on me.
The power loom was soon copied by many other New England area mills, and modified and perfected along the way.
The weaver-god, he weaves; and by that weaving is he deafened, that he hears no mortal voice; and by that humming, we, too, who look on the loom are deafened; and only when we escape it shall we hear the thousand voices that speak through it.
The wood was green as mosses of the Icy Glen; the trees stood high and haughty, feeling their living sap; the industrious earth beneath was as a weaver's loom, with a gorgeous carpet on it, whereof the ground-vine tendrils formed the warp and woof, and the living flowers the figures.
then, be heedful; for so, in all this din of the great world's loom, thy subtlest thinkings may be overheard afar.
There appears here a motif that will loom large in Prus' subsequent works: flight from this decaying society.
To say nothing of such complicated machines as the ship of the sailor, the mill of the fuller, or even the loom of the weaver, let us consider only what a variety of labour is requisite in order to form that very simple machine, the shears with which the shepherd clips the wool.
Two vast, supernatural entities loom over Millgate, however, and Barton realises that Meade is one of them, as Peter Trilling reverts to his own, malignant divine self.

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