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winding Idioms & Phrases


Winding engine

  • an engine employed in mining to draw up buckets from a deep pit; a hoisting engine.
Webster 1913

Winding sheet

  • a sheet in which a corpse is wound or wrapped.
Webster 1913

Winding tackle

  • (Naut.), a tackle consisting of a fixed triple block, and a double or triple movable block, used for hoisting heavy articles in or out of a vessel. Totten.
Webster 1913