from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A building where the spinning of wool and the weaving of woolen cloth are carried on.
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'He telephoned to somewhere abroad -- I don't rightly know if 'twas France or Belgium; in fact, he've been' phoning for days; and it seems there was a wool-mill shut down, and these men out of employ, and he had the whole lot brought over and put in here by midnight on Sunday.
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