Wince

Definition of Wince

v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Winced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wincing .]
1.To shrink, as from a blow, or from pain; to flinch; to start back.
I will not stir, nor wince, nor speak a word.
- Shak.
2.To kick or flounce when unsteady, or impatient at a rider; as, a horse winces.
n.1.The act of one who winces.
1.(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.
Wince pit
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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