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  • noun Plural form of woolsack.

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Examples

  • In the dark we settled down on the woolsacks, he against the right wall, I against the left.

    Wicked Will

  • In the dark we settled down on the woolsacks, he against the right wall, I against the left.

    Wicked Will

  • Tom, you go into the shop and make up our woolsacks.

    Wicked Will

  • Tom, you go into the shop and make up our woolsacks.

    Wicked Will

  • Lord Chancellor, and sat on the woolsack, whence he took his title; his grandfather dealt in coal-sacks, and not in woolsacks, — small coal-sacks, dribbling out little supplies of black diamonds to the poor.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

  • He crammed them into great woolsacks, each holding the fleece of two hundred and forty sheep, and stored them in the barn at the back of his house.

    The Pillars of the Earth

  • Cuthbert Whitehead was getting old, now, and Milius Bursar was almost always away from the priory, touring the sheep farms, counting acres and ewes and woolsacks.

    The Pillars of the Earth

  • Chancellor sits robed in his usual place, surrounded by the judges, who are seated on the woolsacks in the centre of the house, all in their full official costume, each rising to read his written judgment.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 349, November, 1844

  • Rainham, John Lollington, master of the _Jesu_ of London, Robert Ewen, master of the _Thomas_ of Newhithe, and all the rest of them, waving their hands to their wives and sweethearts as they sail out of the sparkling little bays, with the good woolsacks abaft or under hatches -- shipmen, all of them, after Chaucer's heart:

    Medieval People

  • I could see by the strings and woolsacks on the floor that she had had it unwrapped.

    Heart of the West [Annotated]

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