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Yarn vs Clew - What's the difference?

yarn | clew |


In context|nautical|lang=en terms the difference between yarn and clew

is that yarn is (nautical) bundles of fibers twisted together, and which in turn are twisted in bundles to form strands, which in their turn are twisted or plaited to form rope while clew is (nautical) (transitive and intransitive) to raise the lower corner(s) of (a sail).

As nouns the difference between yarn and clew

is that yarn is (uncountable) a twisted strand of fiber used for knitting or weaving while clew is (obsolete) a roughly spherical mass or body.

As verbs the difference between yarn and clew

is that yarn is to tell a story while clew is to roll into a ball.

Thread vs Clew - What's the difference?

thread | clew |


As nouns the difference between thread and clew

is that thread is a long, thin and flexible form of material, generally with a round cross-section, used in sewing, weaving or in the construction of string while clew is (obsolete) a roughly spherical mass or body.

As verbs the difference between thread and clew

is that thread is to put thread through while clew is to roll into a ball.

Clew vs Wishbone - What's the difference?

clew | wishbone |


In context|nautical|lang=en terms the difference between clew and wishbone

is that clew is (nautical) (transitive and intransitive) to raise the lower corner(s) of (a sail) while wishbone is (nautical) any sailing vessel rigged with a wishbone.

As nouns the difference between clew and wishbone

is that clew is (obsolete) a roughly spherical mass or body while wishbone is a forked bone between the neck and breast of a bird consisting chiefly of the two clavicles fused at their median or lower end, regarded as a lucky charm in some countries.

As a verb clew

is to roll into a ball.

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