Spongia equina, var. gossypina, of high commercial value, found in Florida. Another sponge, of unmarketable character, is there called bastard sheepswool.' name='description'> sheep's-wool - definition and meaning

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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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Examples

  • 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.

    The Pillars of Creation

  • She was sitting by the window preparing sheep's-wool for her spindle.

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • She was sitting by the window preparing sheep's-wool for her spindle.

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • On his red and wrinkled neck luxuriates some dirty sheep's-wool.

    Under Fire: the story of a squad

  • 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.

    The Iliad

  • 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.

    Arachne — Complete

  • 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.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Georg Ebers Works

  • 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.

    Arachne — Volume 07

  • 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.

    Arachne — Volume 07

  • 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.

    Arachne — Volume 07

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