wince


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wince \Wince\, n.
   The act of one who winces.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wince \Wince\, n. [See Winch.] (Dyeing & Calico Printing)
   A reel used in dyeing, steeping, or washing cloth; a winch.
   It is placed over the division wall between two wince pits so
   as to allow the cloth to descend into either compartment. at
   will.
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   Wince pit, Wince pot, a tank or a pit where cloth in the
      process of dyeing or manufacture is washed, dipped in a
      mordant, or the like.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wince \Wince\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Winced; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Wincing.] [OE. wincen, winchen, OF. quencir, guenchir,
   guenchier, giencier, guinchier, and (assumed) winchier,
   winchir, to give way, to turn aside, fr. OHG. wankjan,
   wenken, to give way, to waver, fr. winchan to turn aside, to
   nod, akin to E. wink. See Wink.]
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   1. To shrink, as from a blow, or from pain; to flinch; to
      start back.
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            I will not stir, nor wince, nor speak a word.
                                                  --Shak.
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   2. To kick or flounce when unsteady, or impatient at a rider;
      as, a horse winces.
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