from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the highest grade of Florida commercial sponges (Spongia equina, variety gossypina).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of sponge, Spongia equina, var. gossypina, of high commercial value, found in Florida. Another sponge, of unmarketable character, is there called bastard sheepswool.
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Leaning over his workbench in concentration, Friedrich used a sheep's-wool pad to carefully rub the freshly gilded surface of the small stylized carving of a bird, checking for any flaws.
She was sitting by the window preparing sheep's-wool for her spindle.
On his red and wrinkled neck luxuriates some dirty sheep's-wool.
And the great-hearted Agenor drew the spear from his hand, and himself bound up the hand with a band of twisted sheep's-wool, a sling that a squire carried for him, the shepherd of the host.
On a sheep's-wool couch, over which was spread a wolfskin, the last gift of her son Satabus, lay the sorceress, who raised herself as Hermon passed through the door.
Sticks and roots and bark, straw and grass and locks of dirty sheep's-wool, made up its bulk and its untidiness; and this thing Sin held out with glee, declaring she had brought a real treasure to add to Miss Craydocke's collection.
It is the man from the cowpath who rejoices because he can sell ten dollars 'worth of sheep's-wool for five dollars, and is happy when he goes to meeting dressed up in a four-dollar suit of clothes that has cost him twenty. "