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Old 11-20-2009, 10:14 AM   #3
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Re: how do you say skein?

I googled it and found a men who knit poll of the same thing, lol

and from marriam webster

Main Entry: 1skein
Pronunciation: \ˈskān\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English skeyne, from Middle French (Picard) escagne, probably from Vulgar Latin *scamnia, from *scamniare to wind yarn, from *scamnium rack for holding bobbins, from Latin scamnum bench, stool — more at shambles
Date: 14th century

1also skean or skeane \ˈskān\ : a loosely coiled length of yarn or thread wound on a reel
2 : something suggesting the twists or coils of a skein : tangle
3 : a flock of wildfowl (as geese or ducks) in flight
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