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.

    All-Wool Morrison

  • 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.

    How to Read the Crystal or, Crystal and Seer

  • 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 Flag

  • The average wool-sorter will outvie an artist in his perception of colour shades.

    Second Sight A study of Natural and Induced Clairvoyance

  • 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.

    Children of the Bush

  • 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.

    Children of the Bush

  • 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. news business sport the Daily Telegraph newspaper Sunday Telegraph


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