Crossword clues for wool
- Fleece (4)
- Cashmere or kersey
- Lanolin source
- Merino product
- A product of Australia
- Uruguayan export
- Eye cover for the naive?
- What a ewe grew
- Sheep's clothing
- Fabric from a sheep
- What daydreamers gather
- Alpaca or vicuna
- Sweater material
- Merino's yield
- Kersey fiber
- What the ewe grew
- Type of gatherer
- It's got ewe covered
- Winter fabric
- Winter warmer
- Meal for a moth
- Cashmere, e.g.
- Moth's temptation
- Winter wear
- Scarf material
- Worsted fabric
- Winter coat material
- Peacoat material
- Some winter wear
- Winter wear material
- Sheep's coat
- A fabric made from the hair of sheep
- Fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving
- Outer coat of especially sheep and yaks
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.]
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.
Short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled.
Wool of bat and tongue of dog.
(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.
One whose occupation is to comb wool.
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.
One who deals in wool.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English wull "wool, fine soft hair which forms the coat of some animals," from Proto-Germanic *wulno (cognates: Old Norse ull, Old Frisian wolle, Middle Dutch wolle, Dutch wol, Old High German wolla, German wolle, Gothic wulla), from PIE *wele- (1) "wool" (cognates: Sanskrit urna; Avestan varena; Greek lenos "wool;" Latin lana "wool," vellus "fleece;" Old Church Slavonic vluna, Russian vulna, Lithuanian vilna "wool;" Middle Irish olann, Welsh gwlan "wool").\n
\nFigurative expression pull the wool over (someone's) eyes is recorded from 1838, American English. To be literally dyed in the wool (1725, as opposed to dyed in the piece) is to be so before spinning, while the material is in its raw state, which has a more durable effect; hence the figurative sense "from the beginning; most thoroughly," attested from 1809, and especially, in U.S. politics, from 1830.
n. 1 The hair of the sheep, llama and some other ruminants. 2 A cloth or yarn made from the wool of sheep.
Wool is the textile fiber obtained from sheep and certain other animals, including cashmere from goats, mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, angora from rabbits, and other types of wool from camelids.
Wool has several qualities that distinguish it from hair or fur: it is crimped, it is elastic, and it grows in staples (clusters).
Wool is the fibre commonly produced from sheep
Wool (the fiber) refers to one of the following:
- Alpaca wool, derived from fur of alpacas
- Angora wool, derived from fur of rabbits
- Cashmere wool, derived from fur of goats
- Llama wool, derived from fur of llamas
- Wool, the commonly used term in the UK for yarn
- Cotton wool, the UK term for cotton linters
- Steel wool, an abrasive derived from steel
- Bronze wool, an abrasive derived from bronze
- Glass wool, an insulating material derived from fiberglass
- Mineral wool, an insulating material derived from minerals or metal oxides
- High temperature insulation wool, an insulating material derived from ceramic fibers
WOOL (91.5 FM, "Black Sheep Radio") is a radio station broadcasting a Freeform music and talk format. Licensed to Bellows Falls, Vermont, USA, the station is currently owned by Great Falls Community Broadcasting Company. It is a community radio station. WOOL began broadcast on March 9, 2014, implementing a Class A noncommercial educational license granted by the Federal Communications Commission as a successor station to WOOL-LP (100.1 FM).
Wool is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Dan Wool, Canadian comedian
- Glenn Wool, American musician
- John E. Wool, United States Army general
Usage examples of "wool".
Wool dyes best in a slightly acid bath, and this may be taken advantage of in dyeing the yellows and blues of this group by adding a small quantity of acetic acid.
Granny Aching had been wrapped in a woollen blanket, with a tuft of raw wool pinned to it.
Conversely, the hetmans of the mountain tribes and the landowners of the region who wish to ship their wool and corn to the southern towns bring them to take boat at Thrax, below the cataract that roars through the arched spillway of Acies Castle.
Then there was a small library of other books, including a medical lexicon published in London and an almanac beginning at the year 1731, the Holy Bible, ink, pens and writing paper, a box of watercolours and brushes, reams of fine-quality drawing paper, knitting needles and wool, a roll of soft tanned leather from which to make the uppers for footwear- the soles would be cut from buffalo rawhide.
The young Arend had changed out of his garish clothing and now wore brown hose, a green tunic, and a dark-brown wool cape.
In 1948, Herbert Levine developed an inexpensive, lightweight, spray-on insulation composed of asbestos and rock wool, which played a key part in the postwar office-tower construction boom.
With cotton, wool, wheat and mountains rich in minerals, Shensi should have been prosperous but was not, owing to opium-smoking and banditry, but fundamentally to lack of good communications.
He hired land also of a tenant of the Basha, and sent wool and milk by the hand of a neighbour to the market at Tetuan.
The saddening may be and is commonly done in the same bath, that is, after the wool has been stuffed it is lifted, the mordant--copperas, bluestone, bichrome, or alum--is added, and the wool is re-entered into the bath.
In some cases the methods of mordanting, dyeing and saddening are combined together in the dyeing of wool, thus, for instance, a brown can be dyed by first mordanting with bichrome, then dyeing with camwood and saddening in the same bath with copperas.
When sulphuric acid is used as the assistant along with the bichrome, then there is formed on the wool fibre a deposit of chromic acid and chromium oxide, and this exerts an oxidising effect on the colouring matter or dye-stuff, which in some cases, as the Alizarine Blue, Alizarine Yellow, etc.
The Naphthol Blacks have long been used in wool dyeing, and give excellent results, the 3 B brand dyeing much bluer shades than the B brand.
The Wool Guild had chosen Bocca, a brute of a man, hairy from his skull to his toes, because of his reputation for pushing through contracts in record time.
Kenneth was wearing a sumptuous cloak of fine black wool lined with sable, the edges gold-embroidered with a double bordure of flory-counterflory, and had a velvet cap well pulled down on his sandy hair.
Black wool striped boucle jacket with lace inset, black lace chiffon skirt.