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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WOOL

Did away with one pack-saddle, and repaired the others with the wool.

The best of us are not above trying to pull the wool over our own eyes, at times.

It may serve as a sample of his wool, for invariably it is home made.

On the eighth day of the assizes there were but fifty of us left in the wool warehouse.

It is said to be sometimes finer than silk, and longer than the wool of a sheep.

Mix this solution in three gallons of cold water, immerse the wool in it for several days, and then let it be washed and dried.

You should, also, avoid the too common error of overstocking with sheep when the price of wool is high.

When the price of wool is high, the farmers are too reluctant to sell off their sheep, and thus become liable to an overstock.

But, to return again from this digression to the subject of sheep and wool.

I will select the example of weaving, or, more precisely, weaving of wool.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wull, from Proto-Germanic *wulno (cf. Old Norse ull, Old Frisian wolle, Middle Dutch wolle, Dutch wol, Old High German wolla, German wolle, Gothic wulla), from PIE *wele- (cf. 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"). Figurative expression pull the wool over (someone's) eyes is recorded from 1839, American English.

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