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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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But both Huddersfield Fine Worsteds, of Kirkheaton, and Slaithwaite-based Globe Worsted Ltd are said to be trading well.
Huddersfield has retained its worldwide reputation for fine quality worsted fabrics.
The worsted industry in Yorkshire began about 1700 - in time surplanting traditional woollen manufacture in centres such as Huddersfield and Bradford.
Worsted is made using wool from long-fleeced sheep.
By the mid 1850s, many woollen manufacturers in Huddersfield had switched to worsted cloth.
The Yorkshire-based manufacture of worsted textiles, the industry that employed Martha Pimlott, offers an excellent vantage point to examine the origins of embezzlement law in eighteenth-century industry.
The Worsted Act has figured prominently in the work of social and economic historians.(8) Beginning with Herbert Heaton's well known study of 1920, historians have regularly cited the Worsted Committee's undertaking as the best example of a sustained manufacturers' campaign to challenge embezzlement.
However, the Worsted Committee's eighteenth-century policing offensive was not primarily or even substantially driven by the elites' abandonment of an older conception of property rights or the contingent availability of models for policing.
Here, it is argued that a group of leading manufacturers established the Worsted Committee to address an ostensibly unrelated concern: a severe and chronic bottleneck in the industry's supply of yarn, the result of rapid and extensive growth within the constraints of the putting-out system.
The production of worsted textiles, a branch of the woollen industry, was introduced to the West Riding of Yorkshire in the late seventeenth century.(13) Often termed "stuff" by contemporaries, worsted manufacturing initially made only halting progress in the West Riding, overshadowed by the ancient and nationally important Yorkshire woollen industry.
But the frivolous, fringy clothes of 1976 simply would not do, so back the judges went to an older vestige of luxury, the 1937 DRAPED MALE SUIT, using yards of the best worsted to indicate the inherent elegance of masculine power.