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wool


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wool  \Wool\  (w[oo^]l),  n.  [OE.  wolle,  wulle,  AS  wull;  akin  to 
  D.  wol,  OHG.  wolla,  G.  wolle,  Icel.  &  Sw  ull,  Dan.  uld, 
  Goth,  wulla,  Lith.  vilna,  Russ.  volna,  L.  vellus,  Skr. 
  [=u]r[.n][=a]  wool,  v[.r]  to  cover.  [root]146,  287.  Cf 
  {Flannel},  {Velvet}.] 
  1.  The  soft  and  curled,  or  crisped,  species  of  hair  which 
  grows  on  sheep  and  some  other  animals,  and  which  in 
  fineness  sometimes  approaches  to  fur;  --  chiefly  applied 
  to  the  fleecy  coat  of  the  sheep,  which  constitutes  a  most 
  essential  material  of  clothing  in  all  cold  and  temperate 
  climates. 
 
  Note:  Wool  consists  essentially  of  keratin. 
 
  2.  Short,  thick  hair,  especially  when  crisped  or  curled. 
 
  Wool  of  bat  and  tongue  of  dog.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  A  sort  of  pubescence,  or  a  clothing  of  dense, 
  curling  hairs  on  the  surface  of  certain  plants. 
 
  {Dead  pulled  wool},  wool  pulled  from  a  carcass. 
 
  {Mineral  wool}.  See  under  {Mineral}. 
 
  {Philosopher's  wool}.  (Chem.)  See  {Zinc  oxide},  under  {Zinc}. 
 
 
  {Pulled  wool},  wool  pulled  from  a  pelt,  or  undressed  hide. 
 
  {Slag  wool}.  Same  as  {Mineral  wool},  under  {Mineral}. 
 
  {Wool  ball},  a  ball  or  mass  of  wool. 
 
  {Wool  burler},  one  who  removes  little  burs,  knots,  or 
  extraneous  matter,  from  wool,  or  the  surface  of  woolen 
  cloth. 
 
  {Wool  comber}. 
  a  One  whose  occupation  is  to  comb  wool. 
  b  A  machine  for  combing  wool. 
 
  {Wool  grass}  (Bot.),  a  kind  of  bulrush  ({Scirpus  Eriophorum}) 
  with  numerous  clustered  woolly  spikes. 
 
  {Wool  scribbler}.  See  {Woolen  scribbler},  under  {Woolen},  a. 
 
 
  {Wool  sorter's  disease}  (Med.),  a  disease,  resembling 
  malignant  pustule,  occurring  among  those  who  handle  the 
  wool  of  goats  and  sheep. 
 
  {Wool  staple},  a  city  or  town  where  wool  used  to  be  brought 
  to  the  king's  staple  for  sale.  [Eng.] 
 
  {Wool  stapler}. 
  a  One  who  deals  in  wool. 
  b  One  who  sorts  wool  according  to  its  staple,  or  its 
  adaptation  to  different  manufacturing  purposes. 
 
  {Wool  winder},  a  person  employed  to  wind,  or  make  up  wool 
  into  bundles  to  be  packed  for  sale. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wool 
  n  1:  a  fabric  made  from  the  hair  of  sheep  [syn:  {woolen},  {woollen}] 
  2:  fiber  sheared  from  animals  (such  as  sheep)  and  twisted  into 
  yarn  for  weaving 
  3:  outer  coat  of  esp.  sheep  and  yaks  [syn:  {fleece}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  WOOL 
 
  Window  Object  Oriented  Language.  A  small  {Common  Lisp}-like 
  extension  language.  It  claims  to  be  the  fastest  interpreted 
  language  in  {C}  with  {run-time  type}s.  Colas  Nahaboo 
  .  Version  1  is  used  as  the  kernel 
  language  of  the  {GWM}  window  manager.  Version  2  has  an  object 
  system. 
 
  {(ftp://export.lcs.mit.edu/contrib/gwm)} 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Wool 
  one  of  the  first  material  used  for  making  woven  cloth  (Lev. 
  13:47,  48,  52,  59;  19:19).  The  first-fruit  of  wool  was  to  be 
  offered  to  the  priests  (Deut.  18:4).  The  law  prohibiting  the 
  wearing  of  a  garment  "of  divers  sorts,  as  of  woollen  and  linen 
  together"  (Deut.  22:11)  may  like  some  other  laws  of  a  similar 
  character,  have  been  intended  to  express  symbolically  the 
  separateness  and  simplicity  of  God's  covenant  people.  The  wool 
  of  Damascus,  famous  for  its  whiteness,  was  of  great  repute  in 
  the  Tyrian  market  (Ezek.  27:18). 
 




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