A string that collects or attracts together a purse, a bag, or even the love; a shirring-string.
Nautical: some sort of small line made from rope-yarns turned collectively, used for seizings or even for hammock-clues. Previously robbins for flexing sails and reefpoints had been sometimes manufactured in because of this.
plural The halves of two adjoining yarns in a rope, twisted up together for pointing or grafting. Also written knettles.
A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor In popular usage the term is often employed to indicate any lawless revolutionary social scheme See Communism Fourierism Saint Simonianism forms of socialism...