Wadmol Wad"mol, n. [Of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. va?m[=a]l a woollen stuff, Dan vadmel. Cf. {Wad} a small mass, and {Woodmeil}.] A coarse, hairy, woolen cloth, formerly used for garments by the poor, and for various other purposes. [Spelled also {wadmal}, {wadmeal}, {wadmoll}, {wadmel}, etc.] --Beck (Draper's Dict.). Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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