animal wool

animal wool

highly insulating, long-fibre merino wool; used to form an insulating sock for chilled feet when placed between two layers of tubular gauze; small, soft pads of animal wool can be used to cushion interdigital surfaces; animal wool must never be wound around a toe as it tends to shrink and cut into the soft tissues, compromising digital vascularity
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Alawi Al-Harazi, the owner of a Yemeni clothes shop, said Yemenis in ancient times used to make ropes from animal wool and cotton, and they knitted Ma'awiz, sheets and black scarves with the wool.
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