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Thread #164243   Message #4155593
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
19-Oct-22 - 09:25 AM
Thread Name: Cotton screwing songs
Subject: RE: Cotton screwing songs
I'd be surprised if it shows up on anybody's union card, not disappointed, stranger things have happened.

I really just bumped the thread for Ullathorn's singing hemp screwers and your comments from the other thread. Probably could have posted this one here as well. no singing though:

"STEEVING, is alfo a Word ufed by Merchant men, when they flow Cotton, or Wool, which is forc’d in with Screws; this they call Steeving their Cotton, or Wool.”
[The Gentleman's Dictionary, Bonwicke, 1705]