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One that twists fibers into thread.


(Textiles) a person who twists silk or other fibres into yarn
[C15 throwestre, from throw + -ster]


(ˈθroʊ stər)

one who throws textile filaments.
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Noun1.throwster - a person who twists silk or rayon filaments into a thread or yarn
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
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Apparently, one of these workers was Caroline Kite for the 1841 Tring census return describes her occupation as 'silk throwster' the definition of which is 'one who twists or spins silk and prepares it for weaving.' The later 1851 census reveals that Caroline was born in London, although so far I have been unable to discover her exact place of birth.
"A few years ago, we would have worked with the throwster or the knitter, and not go beyond that.
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