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[fil-uh-cher, -choo r] /ˈfɪl ə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər/

noun
1.
the act of forming into threads.
2.
a reel for drawing off silk from cocoons.
3.
the reeling of silk from cocoons.
4.
an establishment for reeling silk.
/ˈfɪlətʃə/
noun
1.
the act or process of spinning silk, etc, into threads
2.
the reel used for this
3.
a place where such spinning or reeling is done

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