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wool

(wul),
The hair of the sheep; sometimes, when defatted, used as a surgical dressing.
Synonym(s): lana
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"No more Maria washa da wools," her story always ended.
Her wasted fingers began absently sorting the wools inside.
Her fingers, suddenly stopped at their restless work among the wools; her breath quickened perceptibly.
"I'm sure I donna want t' go wi' the whittaws," said Molly, whimpering, and quite overcome by this Dantean picture of her future, "on'y we allays used to comb the wool for 'n at Mester Ottley's; an' so I just axed ye.
West, the factor, about the wool. But there's Father i' the barn, sir, if he'd be of any use."
Susan got up and took the cotton wool out of her ears.
As much As are your English merchants with their wool.
The whole population, poor and rich, are bent on acquiring wealth: amongst the higher orders, wool and sheep-grazing form the constant subject of conversation.
Tom give him a dime, and said we wouldn't tell no- body; and told him to buy some more thread to tie up his wool with; and then looks at Jim, and says:
It has white wool, like a sheep, mingled with a thin growth of long hair; but it has short legs, a deep belly, and a beard like a goat.
We put sheets of cotton wool under it for a snow-field, and Jake's pocket-mirror for a frozen lake.
In the first place then, some one may doubt whether the getting of money is the same thing as economy, or whether it is a part of it, or something subservient to it; and if so, whether it is as the art of making shuttles is to the art of weaving, or the art of making brass to that of statue founding, for they are not of the same service; for the one supplies the tools, the other the matter: by the matter I mean the subject out of which the work is finished, as wool for the cloth and brass for the statue.