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 (ärk′rīt′), Sir Richard 1732-1792.
British inventor and manufacturer who patented a machine for spinning cotton thread (1769) and established cotton mills that were among the first to use machinery on a large scale.


(Biography) Sir Richard. 1732–92, English cotton manufacturer: inventor of the spinning frame (1769) which produced cotton thread strong enough to be used as a warp



Sir Richard, 1732–92, English inventor of the spinning jenny.
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With the spirit of prophecy upon me, I could look into the future and see her erect statues and monuments to her unspeakable Georges and other royal and noble clothes-horses, and leave unhonored the creators of this world -- after God -- Gutenburg, Watt, Arkwright, Whitney, Morse, Stephenson, Bell.
Bertram Arkwright an insight into the rawness and redness of life in the Solomons.
Arkwright that there are no antidotes for native poisons--"
But Captain Malu sent back from Sydney two cases of the best Scotch whiskey on the market, for he was not able to make up his mind as to whether it was Captain Hansen or Mr Harriwell who had given Bertie Arkwright the more gorgeous insight into life in the Solomons.
Rose despised this taste at first, but soon got interested in Livingstone's adventures, Hobson's stirring life in India, and the brave trials and triumphs of Watt and Arkwright, Fulton, and "Palissy, the Potter.
Do not the constructive fingers of Watt, Fulton, Whittemore, Arkwright, predict the fusible, hard, and temperable texture of metals, the properties of stone, water, and wood?
ON SITE Ryan Pratt, of Cooke and Arkwright, with Paul Markey, of Twenty20 Homes.
Johnnie Arkwright had inherited the family estate in 1979, owned for more than 200 years by descendants of Sir Richard Arkwright, a founding father of the Industrial Revolution.
Yarm School sixth former Dan Neasham, 16, competed against 500 applicants nationwide and got through an exam and interview to win an Arkwright Scholarship in Design and Technology.
purchased all shares of capital stock of Arkwright Insurance Company from Factory Mutual Insurance Company, part of the FM Global Group.
DEVELOPERS behind Newport's Friars Walk shopping centre have hired Cooke & Arkwright as retail letting agents for the 390,000 sq ft city centre development due to open next autumn.
Will Banfield, who goes to Bablake School, has been awarded a sought-after Arkwright Engineering Scholarship which provides him with PS600 to enhance his A-level studies and other activities to expand his understanding of engineering.