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skein

(skān),
The coiled threads of chromatin seen in the prophase of mitosis.
[Gael. sgeinnidh, hempen thread]
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Finally, skeins may display significant color variation even within the same dyelot, as shown in Figure 1.
Italo Web skeins getting a Taormina bow include Marduk's, a caustic comedy from Rome filmmaking collective Amanda Flor, and the second season of The Pills, a black-and-white skein, also set in Rome, about the surreal life of several students.
God sent a message out to His children asking for help in revealing His love through the colorful skeins of yarn.
Knitters have a passion for yarn and often collect skeins for projects to find just the right colors: ONE-SKEIN WONDERS comes from over 60 yarn shops across the country who contribute over a hundred patterns, each using only a small amount of yarn to accomplish projects.
Axle ends are tapered and rounded to accept the skeins, which are made of cast iron or steel and provide the bearing surface for the wheel hubs.
She has made dozens of tablecloths and covers but no longer has any use for the skeins.
But Melchert is interested in something other than the accidental beauty of the skeins of spidery lines created when the brittle object shatters.
Friday morning was our final flight and Montrose bid us farewell with a spectacular dawn of reds and purple with long wavering skeins of geese.
You have a hoop, needle, iron-on transfers and skeins of embroidery floss.
Wearing rubber gloves while handling skeins of salmon and steelhead eggs is just one of dozens of tips contained in Haugen's latest book, "Egg Cures: Proven Recipes and Techniques.
MERRICK by Anne Rice (Knopf, $26,95) The supernatural novelist (and mom of up-and-coming gay author Chris Rice) weaves together the skeins of her vampire novels and her witchcraft books in a new story about a contemporary witch in voodoo-drenched New Orleans.
business is more mobile than ever before," said Mike Skeins, assistant vice president, Employee Benefits Marketing.