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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spinning \Spin"ning\, a. & n. from Spin. [1913 Webster] Spinning gland (Zool.), one of the glands which form the material for spinning the silk of silkworms and other larvae. Spinning house, formerly a common name for a house of correction in England, the women confined therein being employed in spinning. Spinning jenny (Mach.), an engine or machine for spinning wool or cotton, by means of a large number of spindles revolving simultaneously. Spinning mite (Zool.), the red spider. Spinning wheel, a machine for spinning yarn or thread, in which a wheel drives a single spindle, and is itself driven by the hand, or by the foot acting on a treadle. [1913 Webster]