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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 thros·tle /ˈθrɑsəl/
 畫眉鳥,紡織機的一種

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thros·tle n.
 1. Zool. The song thrush. See under Song.
 2. A machine for spinning wool, cotton, etc., from the rove, consisting of a set of drawing rollers with bobbins and flyers, and differing from the mule in having the twisting apparatus stationary and the processes continuous; -- so called because it makes a singing noise.
 Throstle cock, the missel thrush. [Prov. Eng.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 throstle
      n 1: a spinning machine formerly used to twist and wind fibers of
           cotton or wool continuously
      2: common Old World thrush noted for its song [syn: song
         thrush, mavis, Turdus philomelos]