Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Old man: applied to a kangaroo.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who deals in wool.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A man who deals in wool.

Etymologies

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wool +‎ man

Examples

  • John Fortey, who rebuilt the nave before he died in 1458; his brass shows him with one foot on a sheep and the other on a woolpack, and the brasses of Thomas Fortey, 'woolman', and of another unknown merchant, with a woolpack, lie near by.

    Medieval People

  • By the end of June or the beginning of July the contract woolman who dealt with the Flemish export trade would come to collect the summer's load.

    The Heretic's Apprentice

  • By the end of June or the beginning of July the contract woolman who dealt with the Flemish export trade would come to collect the summer's load.

    The Heretic's Apprentice

  • The partnership between the two families for business purposes had existed for two generations, and made close contact plausible even for this young sprig who was said to be at odds with his father, and highly unlikely to prove a third successful woolman, his talent being more highly developed in spending the money his father made.

    The Rose Rent

  • By then the woolman was buying here for the foreign trade, and old Hynde thought better to bid him up to his own house and make much of him.

    The Rose Rent

  • The brasses of his father 'John Lyndewode, woolman', and of his brother, also 'John Lyndewode, woolman' (_d. _ 1421), are still in

    Medieval People

  • They are (1) John Bacon, citizen and woolman, and Joan, his wife

    Medieval People

  • ` ` Here he is, '' maliciously whispered the woolman.

    Margret Howth: A Story of To-Day

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