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wool British & World English

The 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

wool English Thesaurus

tufts of sheep's wool

rock wool British & World English

Inorganic material made into matted fibre used especially for insulation or soundproofing

slag wool British & World English

Mineral wool made from blast-furnace slag

wire wool British & World English

Another term for steel wool.

wood wool British & World English

A mass of fine, soft wood shavings, typically used as a packing material

wool bin British & World English

A container into which a fleece is placed after it has been graded

wool clip British & World English

The total quantity of wool shorn from a particular flock or in a particular area in the course of a year

wool hook British & World English

A hook used to manoeuvre a bale of wool

wool work British & World English

Needlework executed in wool on a canvas foundation

angora wool British & World English

A mixture of sheep’s wool and angora rabbit hair

cotton wool British & World English

Fluffy wadding of a kind originally made from raw cotton, used for cleaning the skin or bathing wounds

glass wool British & World English

Glass in the form of fine fibres used for packing and insulation

steel wool British & World English

Fine strands of steel matted together into a mass, used as an abrasive

wool away! British & World English

A shearer’s call requesting the clearing away of a newly shorn fleece

wool-blind British & World English

(Of a sheep) having wool growing over the eyes

wool cheque British & World English

The total amount of money received from the sale of a season’s wool

wool grower British & World English

A breeder of sheep for wool

wool press British & World English

A machine that compresses bales of wool to make them easier and cheaper to transport

wool roller British & World English

(In sheep shearing) a person whose job is trimming shorn fleeces and rolling them up to make them ready for grading

wool scour British & World English

An establishment where raw wool is washed to remove dirt and natural grease

carding wool British & World English

Short-stapled pieces of wool which result from the carding process, spun and woven to make standard-quality fabrics

combing wool British & World English

Long-stapled wool with straight, parallel fibres, suitable for combing and making into high-quality fabrics, in particular worsted

mineral wool British & World English

A substance resembling matted wool and made from inorganic mineral material, used chiefly for packing or insulation

prairie wool British & World English

The natural grassy plant cover of prairie land

Shetland wool British & World English

A type of fine loosely twisted wool from Shetland sheep

wool classer British & World English

A person who grades fleeces after shearing

wool classing British & World English

The process of grading fleeces after shearing

wool presser British & World English

A person who operates a wool press

wool pressing British & World English

The practice of compressing bales of wool to make them easier and cheaper to transport

wool rolling British & World English

(In sheep shearing) the process of trimming shorn fleeces and rolling them up to make them ready for grading

wool-stapler British & World English

A person who buys wool from a producer, grades it, and sells it to a manufacturer

wool-gathering British & World English

Indulgence in aimless thought or dreamy imagining; absent-mindedness

dyed in the wool British & World English

Unchanging in a particular belief or opinion; inveterate

dyed-in-the-wool English Thesaurus

she's a dyed-in-the-wool Conservative

wrap someone in cotton wool British & World English

Be overprotective towards someone

wool away! in wool British & World English

A shearer’s call requesting the clearing away of a newly shorn fleece

pull the wool over someone's eyes British & World English

Deceive someone by telling untruths

woolshed British & World English

A large shed for shearing and baling wool

botany British & World English

Merino wool, especially from Australia

Botany wool in Botany British & World English

Merino wool, especially from Australia

dyed in the wool in dye British & World English

Unchanging in a particular belief or opinion; inveterate

anthrax British & World English

A serious bacterial disease of sheep and cattle, typically affecting the skin and lungs. It can be transmitted to humans, causing severe skin ulceration (see malignant pustule) or a form of pneumonia (wool-sorters' disease)

wool-sorters' disease in anthrax British & World English

A serious bacterial disease of sheep and cattle, typically affecting the skin and lungs. It can be transmitted to humans, causing severe skin ulceration (see malignant pustule) or a form of pneumonia (wool-sorters' disease)


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