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Spin

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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It has a hand driven spinning wheel and the attached battery gets charged while operating the wheel.
Use your other hand to push the screwdriver into the grinding wheel (this keeps both hands as far from the spinning wheel as possible).
A truly new and exciting feature of Spinning Wheels is the data.
While Dickey and other singers spun musical yarns, a group of women sat on the wooden decks of old movie sets and spun the real thing from dyed wool on wooden spinning wheels.
If you have an old wheel, the book The Care and Feeding of Spinning Wheels can help you.
People think of art as something to hang on walls, or sculpt on pedestals,'' said Bingham, who with Jarchow uses old-style hand looms and spinning wheels to create elaborately designed scarves, tapestries, capes, blankets, stoles and handbags.
Now, six years into retirement,Jim even has his own spinning wheels - that he has made himself.
For more information on spinning and spinning wheels, send a large SASE to Maryanne Ladensack at Promenade, 1850 Knepp Rd.