Wool

Definition of Wool

Pronunciation: wŎl
n.1.
1.The soft and curled, or crisped, species of hair which grows on sheep and some other animals, and which in fineness sometimes approaches to fur; - chiefly applied to the fleecy coat of the sheep, which constitutes a most essential material of clothing in all cold and temperate climates.
2.Short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled.
Wool of bat and tongue of dog.
- Shak.
3.(Bot.) A sort of pubescence, or a clothing of dense, curling hairs on the surface of certain plants.
Dead pulled wool
wool pulled from a carcass.
Mineral wool
See under Mineral.
Philosopher's wool
(Chem.) See Zinc oxide, under Zinc.
Pulled wool
wool pulled from a pelt, or undressed hide.
Slag wool
Same as Mineral wool, under Mineral.
Wool ball
a ball or mass of wool.
Wool burler
one who removes little burs, knots, or extraneous matter, from wool, or the surface of woolen cloth.
Wool comber
a - One whose occupation is to comb wool.
b - A machine for combing wool.
Wool grass
(Bot.) a kind of bulrush (Scirpus Eriophorum) with numerous clustered woolly spikes.
Wool scribbler
See Woolen scribbler, under Woolen, a.
Wool sorter's disease
(Med.) a disease, resembling malignant pustule, occurring among those who handle the wool of goats and sheep.
Wool staple
a city or town where wool used to be brought to the king's staple for sale.
Wool stapler
a - One who deals in wool.
b - One who sorts wool according to its staple, or its adaptation to different manufacturing purposes.
Wool winder
a person employed to wind, or make up, wool into bundles to be packed for sale.

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