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Arkwright, Sir Richard

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishArkwright, Sir RichardSir Richard ArkwrightArk‧wright, Sir Richard /ˈɑːkraɪt $ ˈɑːrk-/ 🔊 🔊 (1732–92) a British factory owner who invented a machine for making cotton into thread, a job that was formerly done by hand. This made him and other factory owners very rich, but it also caused many workers to lose their jobs. Industrial Revolution, the
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