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  • adj. Not sheared.

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  • adj. (used especially of fur or wool) not having been sheared
  • adj. not sheared


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  • That fall, I bought a fitted gray shearling made from baby lamb skins with an unsheared Persian lamb collar, cuffs and hem for $400 at a discount store around the corner from my house.

    Gioia Diliberto: As The Fur Flies

  • A picture was taken of me, on the bus, taking a whiskey bottle to the face; the amazing part of the picture, though, was the profile shot of my hair, which has actually come to resemble the underbelly of an unsheared sheep.

    My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable

  • In these times, I suspected there would be few unsheared free women.

    Renegades Of Gor

  • = A twilled, unsheared cloth; that is, the face appears to be unsinged, and shows the woolly roughness in a slight degree.

    Textiles For Commercial, Industrial, and Domestic Arts Schools; Also Adapted to Those Engaged in Wholesale and Retail Dry Goods, Wool, Cotton, and Dressmaker's Trades

  • I know that the hair of all my colts is sorrel, and I counted five at sun-down, which is just as many as went loping through the underbrush when I loosened them from the hopples in the morning; but six-and-thirty backs can never carry seven-and-thirty growing fleeces of unsheared wool.

    The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish

  • Had I been able to see some sheep I could have grabbed a pair of binoculars and examined closely the fleeces of the sheep, assuming they were unsheared, to ascertain why their wool no longer had any worth.

    Hooting Yard

  • Most bore gold and gems on fingers and neck and arms; they were clad in light, or it may be said wanton raiment of diverse colours, which had only this of their fashion in common, that they none of them hid over-much of their bare bodies; for either the silk slipped from the shoulder of her, or danced away from her flank; and she whose feet were shod, spared not to show knee and some deal of thigh; and she whose gown reached unsheared from neck to heel, wore it of a web so thin and fine that it hid but little betwixt heel and neck.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • In the Washington Afro-American, George Collins profiled “Ada and Bell— the epitome of poverty that afflicts the nation’s poor and oppressed,” describing them as “unshod, unsheared … their bones pressed tightly against their hides.”

    Burial for a King


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