- 1The fine soft curly or wavy hair forming the coat of a sheep, goat, or similar animal, especially when shorn and prepared for use in making cloth or yarn.More example sentences
- Tents and rugs are made from sheep's wool or goats' hair.
- She was wearing a cloak made out of a Lena's fur, which was much like a sheep's wool, only finer and much softer.
- Nomads of the desert and the high plateau live in tents woven from goat's hair, wool, and grass.
- 1.1Yarn or textile fiber made from wool: carpets made of 80 percent wool and 20 percent nylon a sampler in colored wools [as modifier]: her blue wool suitMore example sentences
- Kirby's collection has recently expanded to include classically styled trousers in Super - 120 wools and wool cashmere blends.
- For Merino and halfbred wools, fibre diameter is the major factor that contributes to price variation as it significantly influences both fibre processing properties and ultimate product quality.
- We must have sold millions and millions and millions of yards of navy blue cashmere or pure wools, beautiful quality fabrics, which I always did.
- 2.1 [with modifier] The soft underfur or down of some other mammals: beaver woolMore example sentences
- I shivered with each step taken while she glided on in a warm alpaca wool sweater resurrected from her bulkiest bag.
- Solid-colored llama wool sweaters offer protection against the cold Andean night air.
- For two decades poachers have slaughtered chiru by the thousands for their wool, which is finer and more expensive than cashmere.
- 2.2 [with modifier] A metal or mineral made into a mass of fine fibers: lead woolMore example sentences
- All materials (cellulose Soxhlet thimbles, silica wool, vials) were cleaned with analytical grade organic solvents prior to use.
- There are many grades of steel wool on the market today.
- Aluminium can be keep clean with fine steel wool and plenty of soap.
pull the wool over someone's eyes
- Deceive someone by telling untruths.More example sentences
- Being in the ‘promised land’ is obviously not all it's cracked up to be - or just maybe the board are pulling the wool over our eyes.
- They were pulling the wool over our eyes from Day One.
- He presents it as though he's pulling the wool over our eyes, only we are all too stupid to notice.
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- The white woollike products were formed in high yield on the walls of the crucible.
- Nymphs are wingless, slightly elongate, slightly flattened, and partially to completely covered with filaments of white, woollike wax.
- After the oxide evaporated for two hours, what the researchers called ‘white woollike products’ appeared on a plate in a cooler part of the furnace.
Old English wull, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wol and German Wolle, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin lana 'wool', vellus 'fleece'.