suint


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suint

(swint),
The natural grease in sheep's wool, from which the official wool fat (anhydrous lanolin) is extracted.
[Fr. wool-grease]
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Il habite un logement de fonction en bordure de la lagune, pres du terrain sur lequel chaque annee, lors des fetes de la Tabaski, les bergers musulmans venus du Nord campent parmi les odeurs de suint et les belements de moutons.
Being short-sighted and "olfactif" (RA 114), like all ogre giants, Abel "knows," can distinguish, the smell ("l'odeur de suint d'enfant," 346) of the shorn hair of each child.