**Skein** may refer to:

- A flock of geese or ducks in V formation flight
- A wound ball of yarn with a centre pull strand, see Hank (textile)
- TV Series, used part of Variety's slanguage.
- Skein dubh, a Scottish knife
- Skein module, a mathematical concept
- Skein relation, a mathematical concept often used to give a simple definition of knot polynomials
- Skein (comics), a fictional supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe
- Skein (hash function), a candidate hash function to the NIST hash function competition from Bruce Schneier et al.

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**Skein**- See Also

... The Tangled

**Skein**, a novel by Baroness Orczy With a Tangled

**Skein**, a novel by Piers Anthony, book three of Incarnations of Immortality ...

Torsion Siege Engine - Construction - Effective Use

... frames could easily damage the sinew of the

... frames could easily damage the sinew of the

**skein**, and on the other hand the force of the tension provided by the**skein**could potentially damage the wooden frame ... solution was to place washers inside the holes of the frame through which the**skein**was threaded ... This prevented damage to the**skein**, increased the structural integrity of the frame, and allowed engineers to precisely adjust tension levels using evenly spaced holes on the outer rim of the washers ...Character Variety - Connection To

... The coordinate ring of the character variety has been related to

**Skein**Modules... The coordinate ring of the character variety has been related to

**skein**modules in knot theory. ... The**skein**module is roughly a deformation (or quantization) of the character variety ...Alexander Polynomial - Alexanderâ€“Conway Polynomial

... Alexander proved the Alexander polynomial satisfies a

... Alexander proved the Alexander polynomial satisfies a

**skein**relation ... later rediscovered this in a different form and showed that the**skein**relation together with a choice of value on the unknot was enough to determine the polynomial ... Here are Conway's**skein**relations (where O is any diagram of the unknot) The relationship to the standard Alexander polynomial is given by ...Torsion Siege Engine - Construction - Measurements

... of the hole in the frame where the

... of the hole in the frame where the

**skein**was threaded and x is the length of the bolt to be thrown ... as d = (1.1)100m^(1/3), where d is the diameter of the hole in the frame where the**skein**was threaded and m is the weight of the stone ... is to maximize the potential energy of the**skein**...### Famous quotes containing the word skein:

“I—love’s *skein* upon the ground,

My body in the tomb—

Shall leap into the light lost

In my mother’s womb.”

—William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

“Like a *skein* of loose silk blown against a wall

She walks by the railing of a path in Kensington Gardens,

And she is dying piecemeal

of a sort of emotional anemia.”

—Ezra Pound (1885–1972)

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