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Monday word: filature

filature (fĭl′ə-cho͝or′), noun

1. The act of spinning, drawing, or twisting silk or other raw materials into threads.
2. A bobbin or reel used in drawing silk from cocoons.
3. A place where spinning or reeling is done.

Etymology:  1700s, from Latin filare, to spin.  Same origins as 'filament'.

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