from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The coat of wool of a sheep or similar animal.
- n. The yield of wool shorn from a sheep at one time.
- n. A soft woolly covering or mass.
- n. Fabric with a soft deep pile.
- transitive v. To defraud of money or property; swindle.
- transitive v. To shear the fleece from.
- transitive v. To cover with or as if with fleece.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Hair or wool of a sheep or similar animal
- n. Insulating skin with the wool attached
- n. A textile similar to velvet, but with a longer pile that gives it a softness and a higher sheen.
- n. An insulating wooly jacket
- n. Mat or felts composed of fibers, sometimes used as a membrane backer.
- v. Con or trick someone out of money.
- v. To shear the fleece from an animal (such as a sheep).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The entire coat of wool that covers a sheep or other similar animal; also, the quantity shorn from a sheep, or animal, at one time.
- n. Any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece.
- n. The fine web of cotton or wool removed by the doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding machine.
- transitive v. To deprive of a fleece, or natural covering of wool.
- transitive v. To strip of money or other property unjustly, especially by trickery or fraud; to bring to straits by oppressions and exactions.
- transitive v. To spread over as with wool.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deprive of the fleece or natural covering of wool.
- To clip or diminish, as a fleece: said of dishonest taking of goods or property.
- To strip of money or property unfairly or under false pretenses; rob heartlessly; take from without mercy.
- To spread over as if with a fleece of wool.
- n. The coat of wool that covers a sheep, or that is shorn from a sheep at one time.
- n. Something resembling a fleece of wool in quality or appearance.
- n. Specifically— A textile fabric with a Soft silky pile, used for warmth, as for lining certain garments, gloves, etc.
- n. The long and soft nap or pile of such a fabric.
- n. The loose and thin sheet of cotton or wool coming from the breaking-card in the process of manufacture.
- n. In heraldry, the woolly skin of a sheep, usually so depicted that it resembles the animal itself, suspended by means of a ring passing around its middle.
- n. In a bison, the fat and lean meat which lies along the loin and ribs.
- n. [⟨ fleece, v.] A snatch; an attempt to fleece.
- n. In anat., white fibers, resembling wool, encircling the corpus dentatum in the cerebellum. Also called fleece of Stilling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. shear the wool from
- n. tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for clothing
- v. rip off; ask an unreasonable price
- n. outer coat of especially sheep and yaks
- n. a soft bulky fabric with deep pile; used chiefly for clothing
- n. the wool of a sheep or similar animal
I wanted to dress up all in fleece and wrestle with the dogs for a while.
Non-absorbent fleece is great in areas where you are prone to sweat, but combine it with a wind-proof layer.
Horticultural fleece is the material of choice, being cosy yet – crucially – breathable, so that plants don't get soggy and rotten, as they would wrapped in plastic.
From here on out, I'll be performing in fleece sweatpants, Crocs, and Chapstick.
October 22, 2008 kgirl said ... congratulations to your dad! and i'm sure you looked beautiful; fleece is always ok by me. oh and yeah, bloglines effed up for me too, hence the mad catch up this week.
The wireless internet is free and the passengers are often clad in fleece and raincoats.
The fleece is ultraquiet at 60 or minus 10 degrees, and I have yet to puncture it.
The word fleece had its subliminal effect on the crowd, and they went off to range along the quay, where other wretched Spaniards were attempting to come ashore.
Through the early hours of the day the mottled, pearly clouds keep their shape, with delicious open spaces of tempered blue between; by and by the sky's tender fleece is half shadowed, toward noon it melts into loose mists.
The fleece is shorter and not so fine as that of the llama.