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fil·a·ture

 (fĭl′ə-cho͝or′, -chər)
n.
1. The act or process of spinning, drawing, or twisting into threads.
2. The act or process of reeling raw silk from cocoons.
3. A reel used in drawing silk from cocoons.
4. An establishment where silk is reeled.

[French, from Late Latin fīlātus, past participle of fīlāre, to spin; see filament.]
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filature

(ˈfɪlətʃə)
n
1. (Textiles) the act or process of spinning silk, etc, into threads
2. (Textiles) the reel used for this
3. (Textiles) a place where such spinning or reeling is done
[C18: from Medieval Latin fīlātūra the art of spinning, from fīlāre to spin thread; see filament]
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fil•a•ture

(ˈfɪl ə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər)

n.
an establishment for reeling silk.
[1750–60; < French < Medieval Latin fīlātūra the spinning art < Late Latin fīlāt(us) spun (past participle of fīlāre; see filament) + Latin -ūra -ure]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.filature - a bobbin used in spinning silk into threadfilature - a bobbin used in spinning silk into thread
bobbin, spool, reel - a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound
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Les fabriques de filatures dAlfarras (el Segria, Lleida).
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Les quatre fonctionnaires, deux gardiens de la paix et deux officiers, sont affectes a la brigade de recherche et d'intervention (BRI), l' antigang ', prestigieuse unite chargee des filatures et des interpellations complexes et sensibles.
On the flip side of coin, FC faces charges of financial irregularities, and as such it already stands proven of irregularities amounting to Rs570 million for the previous year: while FC even failed to inform the purchase of unauthorized vehicles and its (FC) filatures to inform relevant committees of Finance ministry regarding the purchases.
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L'experience de Jean-Henri Freniere et de son fils Maxime-Ovila, tous deux dessinateurs industriels, presente l'originalite de s'eloigner enfin des archetypes franco-americains que constituent, d'une part, les ouvriers des filatures de l'Amoskeag et autres entreprises deshumanisantes, et d'autre part, les cures, avocats, medecins et assureurs formant l'establishment de la Survivance.
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Yet this too eventually came to an end as British merchants introduced water-powered silk filatures, first developed in Northern Italy, to India and China, in order to produce silk threads they could then sell in Europe at cheaper prices than those produced in the Trentino.
One Industry, Two Chinas: Silk Filatures and Peasant-Family Production in Wuxi County, 1865-1937, by Lynda Schaefer Bell.
Along with the rise of silk filatures in Shanghai and Wuxi in the early twentieth century, the Wuxi countryside became the principle site of cocoon production in the Yangzi delta.