Wool-dyed
Wool-dyed Wool"-dyed`, a. Dyed before being made into cloth, in distinction from piece-dyed; ingrain. [1913 Webster]

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  • wool-dyed — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : dyed in the wool * * * woolˈ dyed adjective Dyed before spinning or weaving • • • Main Entry: ↑wool …   Useful english dictionary

  • dyed-in-the-wool — adj. 1. thoroughly imbued; thoroughgoing; uncompromising; complete; unmitigated; through and through. [PJC] 2. dyed before being spun or woven into cloth. Syn: yarn dyed. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wool — [wul] n [U] [: Old English; Origin: wull] 1.) the soft thick hair that sheep and some goats have on their body →↑lambswool 2.) material made from wool ▪ a pure wool skirt ▪ a mix of 80% wool and 20% man made fibres ↑knitting needle, ↑wool 3.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dyed in the wool — unchanging in a particular belief or opinion; inveterate she s a dyed in the wool conservative Origin: with allusion to the fact that yarn was dyed in the raw state, producing a more even and permanent color * * * ˌdyed in the ˈwool [dyed in the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dyed-in-the-wool — /ˌdaɪd ɪn ðə ˈwʊl/ (say .duyd in dhuh wool) adjective through and through; complete; inveterate: a dyed in the wool Liberal. {originally referring to the fact that wool dyed in its raw state, before being spun into thread or yarn, proved to be… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wool — noun (U) 1 the soft thick hair that sheep and some goats have on their body 2 material made from wool: Is this coat wool? | wool jacket/carpet/blanket etc: a pure wool skirt 3 thread made from wool that you use for knitting knit 1 (1) clothes 4… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wool */*/ — UK [wʊl] / US noun [uncountable] thick hair that grows on sheep and some other animals a) fibre made from wool, used in knitting a ball of wool b) cloth made from wool. Clothes that are made of wool are called woollen clothes a wool jacket • See …   English dictionary

  • dyed-in-the-wool — {adj. phr.} Thoroughly committed; inveterate; unchanging. * /He is a died in the wool Conservative Republican./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dyed-in-the-wool — {adj. phr.} Thoroughly committed; inveterate; unchanging. * /He is a died in the wool Conservative Republican./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dyed-in-the-wool — dyed′ in the wool′ adj. 1) through and through; complete: a dyed in the wool feminist[/ex] 2) tex dyed before weaving • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

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