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To attempt to present a situation in the best possible light. For example, a political operative may attempt to spin a situation in which a candidate who took a bribe by saying it was a gift or donation. The term is somewhat derogatory, but is common in business as well as politics. See also: Jawboning.
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Hyderabad, Nov 25 (ANI): Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has developed an innovative spinning wheel, which apart from spinning yarn also generates electricity sufficient to energize rural homes for 7-8 hours.
How do we make sure it's done effectively and efficiently, without spinning wheels and creating unnecessary discovery problems for those being investigated?
I have two spinning wheels and wash, card, spin, knit, and crochet our wool.
The true aficionado never felt comfortable surrounded by plastic spinning wheels and plaster cast donkeys peering through the door.
It begins with an explanation of a spinning wheel and how it works, and moves on to the single-drive band, double-drive band and bobbin-lead spinning wheels.
The real Wizard--an amiable, bookish man--is hidden behind a nearby curtain, frantically spinning wheels and pushing buttons on a control board.
Today much of the effort around searching, retrieving, analyzing and sharing information involves spinning wheels and wasting time," said Craig Barnes, CEO of Attensa.
Spinning wheels exhibition, Powysland Museum, The Canary Wharf, Welshpool.
Still, it's almost impossible to imagine what's available: antique china, stuffed animals, old-fashioned skis, a Columbia phonograph record player from the early 1900s, an antique wheelchair, English-style riding hats, an outboard motor, spinning wheels and early Disney character dolls.