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Postby Klimt » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:32 pm

1. a length of yarn or thread wound on a reel or swift preparatory for use in manufacturing.

2. anything wound in or resembling such a coil: a skein of hair.

3.something suggestive of the twistings of a skein: an incoherent skein of words.

4. a flock of geese, ducks, or the like, in flight.

5. a succession or series of similar or interrelated things: a skein of tennis victories.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:33 am

#5 is interesting, never used it in that context before.
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Postby Slava » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:43 pm

LukeJavan8 wrote:#5 is interesting, never used it in that context before.
I'll second that thought. I'd also like to know what a "swift" is from #1.

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