n. woolen thread; thread of other material, as of cotton or silk; material spun and prepared for use in weaving
The basic material for weaving is yarn, which is sold by the pound and costs between US$4 and US$16 per metre of woven goods.
Sentence in Classic:
She went and got the lump of lead and fetched it back, and brought along a hank of yarn which she wanted me to help her with.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Context
For an hour she had watched Rhett hold the yarn Melanie was winding for knitting, had noted the blank inscrutable expression when Melanie talked at length and with pride of Ashley and his promotion.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Phylo now placed this by her side, full of fine spun yarn, and a distaff charged with violet coloured wool was laid upon the top of it.
We sat down and we drank and we yarned about old times, but the more he drank the less I liked the look on his face.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The yarns of seamen have a direct simplicity, the whole meaning of which lies within the shell of a cracked nut.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
By experiment its one and fifty yarns will each suspend a weight of one hundred and twenty pounds; so that the whole rope will bear a strain nearly equal to three tons.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context