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Definition: Wool staple
(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.
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
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.
. See under Mineral
. (Chem.) See Zinc oxide
, under Zinc
, wool pulled from a pelt, or undressed hide.
. Same as Mineral wool
, under Mineral
, a ball or mass of wool.
, one who removes little burs, knots, or
extraneous matter, from wool, or the surface of woolen
(a) One whose occupation is to comb wool.
(b) A machine for combing wool.
(Bot.), a kind of bulrush (Scirpus Eriophorum
with numerous clustered woolly spikes.
. See Woolen scribbler
, under Woolen
Wool sorter's disease
(Med.), a disease, resembling
malignant pustule, occurring among those who handle the
wool of goats and sheep.
, a city or town where wool used to be brought
to the king's staple for sale. [Eng.]
(a) One who deals in wool.
(b) One who sorts wool according to its staple, or its
adaptation to different manufacturing purposes.
, a person employed to wind, or make up, wool
into bundles to be packed for sale.