from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A city or town where wool was formerly brought to the king's staple for sale.
- noun The fiber or pile of wool. See
Sorry, no etymologies found.
It is always striking to see this on some tranquil night, as I do now -- and Calais is oftenest seen at midnight -- and think of the Earl of Warwick, the 'deputy,' and of the English wool-staple merchants who traded here.