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Spinster

Spin´ster
n.1.A woman who spins, or whose occupation is to spin.
She spake to spinster to spin it out.
- Piers Plowman.
The spinsters and the knitters in the sun.
- Shak.
2.A man who spins.
3.(Law) An unmarried or single woman; - used in legal proceedings as a title, or addition to the surname.
If a gentlewoman be termed a spinster, she may abate the writ.
- Coke.
4.A woman of evil life and character; - so called from being forced to spin in a house of correction.
Noun1.Spinsterspinster - an elderly unmarried woman
Synonyms: old maid
2.spinster - someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads)

SPINSTER. An addition given, in legal writings, to a woman who never was married. Lovel. on Wills, 269.

bachelor girl, feme sole, jenny, lone woman, maid, maiden, maiden lady, mule, old maid, silkworm, single girl, spider, spinner, spinning frame, spinning jenny, spinstress, tabby, throstle, vestal, vestal virgin, virgin
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Spinose
Spinosity
Spinous
Spinous process of a vertebra
Spinoza
Spinozism
Spinozist
-- Spinster --
spinsterhood
Spinstress
Spinstry
Spinthariscope
Spinule
Spinulescent
Spinulose
Spinus
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