[AS.] Drawing out and twisting fibres into threads. Long threads are spun by mule spinning-machines, which carry hundreds of spindles. The spindles are set and run swiftly in one long straight row on a wheeled frame, which backs off and returns with them all at once. Ring-spinning or warp-spinning is twisting the thread used for warp. As it is spun, it is wound on small bobbins and rewound on larger bobbins or spools, and then wound on large rollers the same width as the cloth to be made. It is then starched and dried before weaving into cloth.