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Clew vs. Yarn

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Clewnoun

(obsolete) A roughly spherical mass or body.

Yarnnoun

(uncountable) A twisted strand of fiber used for knitting or weaving.

Clewnoun

(archaic) A ball of thread or yarn.

Yarnnoun

(nautical) Bundles of fibers twisted together, and which in turn are twisted in bundles to form strands, which in their turn are twisted or plaited to form rope.

Clewnoun

Yarn or thread as used to guide one's way through a maze or labyrinth; a guide, a clue.

Yarnnoun

(countable) A story, a tale, especially one that is incredible.

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Clewnoun

(nautical) The lower corner(s) of a sail to which a sheet is attached for trimming the sail (adjusting its position relative to the wind); the metal loop or cringle in the corner of the sail, to which the sheet is attached. (on a triangular sail) The trailing corner relative to the wind direction.

Yarnverb

To tell a story or stories.

Clewnoun

(in the plural) The sheets so attached to a sail.

Yarnnoun

Spun wool; woolen thread; also, thread of other material, as of cotton, flax, hemp, or silk; material spun and prepared for use in weaving, knitting, manufacturing sewing thread, or the like.

Clewnoun

The cords suspending a hammock.

Yarnnoun

One of the threads of which the strands of a rope are composed.

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Clewverb

(transitive) to roll into a ball

Yarnnoun

A story told by a sailor for the amusement of his companions; a story or tale; as, to spin a yarn.

Clewverb

(nautical) (transitive and intransitive) to raise the lower corner(s) of (a sail)

Yarnnoun

the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events;

‘his narration was hesitant’;

Clewnoun

A ball of thread, yarn, or cord; also, The thread itself.

‘Untwisting his deceitful clew.’;

Yarnnoun

a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving

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Clewnoun

That which guides or directs one in anything of a doubtful or intricate nature; that which gives a hint in the solution of a mystery.

‘The clew, without which it was perilous to enter the vast and intricate maze of countinental politics, was in his hands.’;

Yarnverb

tell or spin a yarn

Clewnoun

A lower corner of a square sail, or the after corner of a fore-and-aft sail.

Yarn

Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibres, suitable for use in the production of textiles, sewing, crocheting, knitting, weaving, embroidery, or ropemaking. Thread is a type of yarn intended for sewing by hand or machine.

Clewverb

To direct; to guide, as by a thread.

‘Direct and clew me out the way to happiness.’;

Clewverb

To move of draw (a sail or yard) by means of the clew garnets, clew lines, etc.; esp. to draw up the clews of a square sail to the yard.

Clewnoun

a ball of yarn or cord or thread

Clewnoun

evidence that helps to solve a problem

Clewverb

roll into a ball

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