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Clew vs. Yarn — What's the Difference?

Clew vs. Yarn — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Clew and Yarn

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Clew

A ball of yarn or thread.
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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.
Aug 10, 2021

Clew

Greek Mythology The ball of thread used by Theseus to find his way out of the labyrinth.
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Yarn

A continuous strand of twisted threads of natural or synthetic fibers, such as wool or nylon, used in weaving or knitting.
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Clew

Clews The cords by which a hammock is suspended.
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Yarn

A similar strand of other materials such as glass or plastic.
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Clew

One of the two lower corners of a square sail.
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Yarn

(Informal) A long, often elaborate narrative of real or fictitious adventures; an entertaining tale.
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Clew

The lower aft corner of a fore-and-aft sail.
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Yarn

To tell an entertaining tale or series of tales.
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Clew

Variant of clue1.
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Yarn

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

To roll or coil into a ball.
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Yarn

(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.
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Clew

Also clue(Nautical) To raise the lower corners of (a square sail) by means of clew lines. Used with up.
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Yarn

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

(obsolete) A roughly spherical mass or body.
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Yarn

To tell a story or stories, especially one that is lengthy or unlikely to be true.
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Clew

(archaic) A ball of thread or yarn.
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Yarn

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.
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Clew

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

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

(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.
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Yarn

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

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

The act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events;
His narration was hesitant
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Clew

The cords suspending a hammock.
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Yarn

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

Obsolete spelling of clue
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Yarn

Tell or spin a yarn
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Clew

(transitive) to roll into a ball
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Clew

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

A ball of thread, yarn, or cord; also, The thread itself.
Untwisting his deceitful clew.
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Clew

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.
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Clew

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

To direct; to guide, as by a thread.
Direct and clew me out the way to happiness.
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Clew

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.
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Clew

A ball of yarn or cord or thread
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Clew

Evidence that helps to solve a problem
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Clew

Roll into a ball
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