Skein



noun
1.
a length of yarn or thread wound on a reel or swift preparatory for use in manufacturing.
2.
anything wound in or resembling such a coil:
a skein of hair.
3.
something suggestive of the twistings of a skein:
an incoherent skein of words.
4.
a flock of geese, ducks, or the like, in flight.
5.
a succession or series of similar or interrelated things:
a skein of tennis victories.
noun
1.
a length of yarn, etc, wound in a long coil
2.
something resembling this, such as a lock of hair
3.
a flock of geese flying Compare gaggle (sense 2)

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