Shuttle (lace machine)

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(1) (Schiffli embroidery machine) A boat-shaped yam-package holder travelling in a slide in such a manner that it passes through the loop formed in the needle thread thus forming the back thread of the lock stitch.

(2) (Lace furnishing machine) A term used in Scotland for the carriage

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