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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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While the latter have some of the largest skeins of eggs, the eggs themselves are most easily dislodged from the skein membrane.
95) shows how to take single skeins of yarn and combine them for optimum results.
She has made dozens of tablecloths and covers but no longer has any use for the skeins.
As a student, he began by trading in his brushes for a single brand of ink pen, filling canvases with fine, weblike skeins that fluctuated between the flatness of line drawing and a hallucinatory depth.
Chinosole is the author of "African Diaspora and Autobiographies: Skeins of Self and Skin.
The skeins of yarn, which were 25 cents each when she started, now cost more than $1.
I was there in late autumn: a silhouette of snow powdered hills defined the north and west; low sun burnished bright yellow stubble and dark green woods under a deep blue sky, from which came the urgent Arctic cries of southbound skeins of geese.
Chronicles of Dissent reveals Chomsky as a considerate, engaging lecturer who can nimbly untangle skeins of propaganda with simple common sense.
Facing the Pacific coast, her two looms stand near a bank of shelves, where cones of thread and yarn stand upright, weaving books are ready for reference, and bins hold skeins grouped by color.
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Koether's best paintings are those with turbulent fields of layered, translucent color embedded with figurative elements reminiscent of the visionary language of tarot cards, and enmeshed in floating skeins of looping swirls that rhythmically cover the works' entire surfaces.