from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
- noun A fatty substance obtained from wool and used as a basis for ointments; lanolin.
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The object of scouring wool is to remove the wool-fat and wool perspiration (exuded from the skin of sheep), consisting of cholesterol and isocholesterol, and potassium salts of fatty acids, together with other salts, such as sulphates, chlorides, and phosphates.
Would that I’d had a salve of wool-fat on this journey!
“I use a salve of wool-fat, from the first shearing, rendered with an attar of rose.