from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The dense, soft, often curly hair forming the coat of sheep and certain other mammals, such as the goat and alpaca, consisting of cylindrical fibers of keratin covered by minute overlapping scales and much valued as a textile fabric.
- n. A material or garment made of this hair.
- n. The furry hair of some insect larvae, such as the caterpillar.
- n. A filamentous or fibrous covering or substance suggestive of the texture of true wool.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The hair of the sheep, llama and some other ruminants.
- n. A cloth or yarn made from the wool of sheep.
- n. Anything with a texture like that of wool.
- adj. this sense?) Made of wool.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The soft and curled, or crisped, species of hair which grows on sheep and some other animals, and which in fineness sometimes approaches to fur; -- chiefly applied to the fleecy coat of the sheep, which constitutes a most essential material of clothing in all cold and temperate climates.
- n. Short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled.
- n. A sort of pubescence, or a clothing of dense, curling hairs on the surface of certain plants.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pull the hair of, in sport or anger; rumple or tousle the hair of.
- n. See the extract.
- n. The fine, soft, curly hair which forms the fleece or fleecy coat of the sheep and some other animals, as the goat and alpaca, in fineness approaching fur.
- n. The fine, short, thick underfur or down of any animal, as distinguished from the longer and stiffer hairs which come to the surface of the pelage.
- n. The short, crisp, curly or kinky hair of the head of some persons, as negroes; humorously, the hair of any person's head.
- n. Any light, downy, fleecy, or flocculent sub stance resembling wool.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving
- n. a fabric made from the hair of sheep
- n. outer coat of especially sheep and yaks
England as to run wool to France, our ladies, by making use of wool as part of their head-dresses [_lets down the tail and takes out the wool_], keep it at home, and encourage the woollen manufactory.
Especially as one of the shiny bits that was carded into the wool is a metallic yarn wrapped over a core of something else.
These people are coming in from all over the state, what we call the wool hat boys.
This wool is an important thing to our Scottish farmers and it is also important to you business men here in Canada, because if we in Great Britain have no market for our wool we cannot buy the modern agricultural implements which you manufacture.
The world of commerce infused his secret war on slavery, which he called his "wool business," funded with venture capital from Northern industrialists.
In many instances the authors also include a section on the techniques used by the artist, which variously includes the sourcing of raw materials such as wool from the Mixteca region of the state for making rugs and wall hangings, or clays from other regions of the state for changing tone and texture of sculptures; and processing methods including the extracting of natural dyes from fruits, plants, soils and the cochineal insect.
I was brought up in the cattle country of Dakota, although I was born in Manitoba (my parents moved across the line when I was young) and I know the wild cattle and horses there were less manageable than the undomesticated musk-ox; and I know from watching my mother work wool, and helping her work wool, - we were very poor, and my mother used to knit socks to sell them-I know the wool is as good as any wool.
Â On top of that was some trimmed origami paper, then a square of felted wool from a sweater that I adored until the moths ate it (and it got washed – hence, felted.)
The wool from the sheep kept the textile mills, one of New England's primary industries in the 1800s, at full capacity as the fiber was transformed into garments.
For example, to present an OLS regression via Bayesian estimation makes them suspicious that the wool is being pulled over their eyes, rather than it just being a philosophical difference in what data can tell us.