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locks

1. inferior wool from the lower parts of the legs, under the forearm, inside the flank and the crutch.
2. normal fleece in longwool sheep. See staple.

board locks
locks of wool swept up from the shearing board after the fleece has been removed.
References in classic literature ?
Even to the last, one wretched sylph struggling to save the lock clung to it.
At the first stroke--without touching the lock of his door, without setting foot in his room--I had the towel over his face.
He was under lock and key; but the lock and key that kept him in, kept numbers of his troubles out.
With strained ears, I listened, and heard downstairs the grinding of the key in the great lock and the falling back of the heavy door.
Her fearful curiosity was every moment growing greater; and seizing, with trembling hands, the hasp of the lock, she resolved at all hazards to satisfy herself at least as to its contents.
I have stood and watched it, sometimes, when you could not see any water at all, but only a brilliant tangle of bright blazers, and gay caps, and saucy hats, and many-coloured parasols, and silken rugs, and cloaks, and streaming ribbons, and dainty whites; when looking down into the lock from the quay, you might fancy it was a huge box into which flowers of every hue and shade had been thrown pell-mell, and lay piled up in a rainbow heap, that covered every corner.
He was alone; but the door through which he had entered was closed--it was the click of its lock that he had heard.
The lock was a double one and in good order, but Rosa always took the key with her.
Before leaving the room again she acted on Lady Montbarry's advice, and tried the key in the lock of the dressing-room door.
Better now--very sudden--stupid of me--to lock myself in.
We heard her lock the door and shoot the bolt, so that I could not help laughing, and said to Monsieur: "There's Mademoiselle double-locking herself in,--she must be afraid of the 'Bete du bon Dieu
Hear me speak a word,' rejoined Fagin, laying his hand upon the lock.