from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who sorts wool; especially, one skilled in dividing wool into lots according to its quality, as length and fineness of fiber.
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Stewart Morrison when he was in the mill was in it from top to bottom, from carder to spinner and weaver, from wool-sorter to cloth-hall inspector, to make sure that the manufacturing principles for which All-Wool Morrison stood were carried out to the last detail.
The relation of our sense-organs to the several degrees of matter, to solids, fluids, gases, atmospheric and etheric motions, vary in different individuals to such a wide extent that the average wool-sorter leaves many an artist behind in his perception of colour-shades.
He went to a young fellow, a wool-sorter in the mills, who was a corporal in the militia, to obtain the necessary information to make his application.
The average wool-sorter will outvie an artist in his perception of colour shades.
Baldy and all of us ---- and especially visitors when they came -- were mighty interested in Bogan; and I reckon we were rather proud of having a blind wool-sorter.
Sometimes he worked for a while himself as bookkeeper at a shearing-shed, wool-sorter, shearer, even rouseabout; he'd work at anything a bushman could get to do.
The first half - how an illiterate Yorkshire wool-sorter learnt to read at 15 and rose to be Oxford's first professor of philology - is stirring stuff.