Spun hay

hay twisted into ropes for convenient carriage, as on a military expedition.

See also: Spun

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It is in this tiny turret room, the sort of chamber where Cinderella pricked her finger on a needle or Rumplestiltskin spun hay into gold, that at 4pm each day Mr Alastair Campbell, the Prime Minister's spokesman, briefs the press corps on the day's business.