Definitions

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  • n. An angora cat.
  • n. An angora goat.
  • n. An angora rabbit.
  • n. The hair of angora rabbits or angora goats, used to make textiles.
  • n. The fabric made from the hair of angora rabbits or angora goats.

Etymologies

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Ancient name of the city now known as Ankara in Turkey, which has given its name to several breeds of animal. From Ancient Greek ἄγκυρα (ankura, "anchor").

Examples

  • To see a well taken care of angora is really something of beauty.

    Usavich – Imprisoned Rabbits

  • Where pretty girls in angora sweaters faced tough questions like whether or not to have a drink underage?

    One makes sense, the other doesn't.

  • And already the site of the house is undiscoverable, the location of the stone walls may be deduced from the configuration of the landscape, and I am renewing the battle, putting in angora goats to browse away the brush that has overrun Haska's clearing and choked Haska's apple trees to death.

    Chapter XXXVII

  • I also would like to have a Victorian home which houses my boutique, a huge yard for exotic animals to spin their fur into yarn, such as angora rabbits, one or two sheep, 1 goat for cashmere and rent out a llama. ginarenay2@msn.com and my office number is 404 399-8703.

    Off The Hook AWE!Some Crochet Blog

  • The new range of inspired designs showcased will include a combination of lighting and furniture designs made of naturally soft and pliable materials such as hand-made felt, clay, and angora.

    New Furniture and Lighting by Ayala Serfaty for Aqua Creations

  • The sentimental mementos are fine to keep around the house, but the angora cardigans, boxy button-downs, and fit-and-flare dresses that haven't been worn in decades are hogging precious closet space.

    Amy Tara Koch: A Five-Minute Fix: The Fine Art of Purging Your Wardrobe

  • When I look back on the many Christmas presents my dad gave me over the years, I want to thank him for the baby dolls, the bicycle, the skates, the gold locket, the pearls, the angora sweaters, and my first wristwatch.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad

  • It's an ugly moniker, and one that once stuck, is like duct tape on angora.

    Look 'Pon The Devil's Brow...An Impossibility...

  • She favored khakis, tailored shirts, trousers and jackets, soft moccasin-like loafers and thick angora socks she knitted herself.

    A Salute to Women in Uniform

  • Tied very sparse with a light colored angora yarn and pink thread.

    Marabou Streamers for Fall Steelhead

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