Webster 1913 Edition
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.
☞ Wool consists essentially of keratin.
Short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled.
Woolof bat and tongue of dog.
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.–
Zinc oxide, under
wool pulled from a pelt, or undressed hide.–
Mineral wool, under
a ball or mass of wool.–
one who removes little burs, knots, or extraneous matter, from wool, or the surface of woolen cloth.–
One whose occupation is to comb wool.
A machine for combing wool.–
a kind of bulrush (–
Scirpus Eriophorum) with numerous clustered woolly spikes.
Woolen scribbler, under
Wool sorter's disease
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.
One who deals in wool.
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.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.That species of hair which grows on sheep and some other animals, which in fineness sometimes approaches to fur. The word generally signifies the fleecy coat of the sheep, which constitutes a most essential material of clothing in all cold and temperate climates.
2.Short thick hair.
3.In botany, a sort of pubescence, or a clothing o dense curling hairs on the surface of certain plants.