from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The downy growth of hair or wool next to the skin, and underneath a thick growth of coarser hair, in the camel, Tibetan goat, and similar animals.


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  • Then the hair has to be washed and sorted by hand: Only the longest and finest under-fleece -- the hair close to the goat's skin -- on the belly and neck is spun and woven to make good-quality cashmere. -


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