Fleece wool
Fleece Fleece (fl[=e]s), n. [OE. flees, AS. fle['o]s; akin to D. flies, vlies.] 1. The entire coat of wool that covers a sheep or other similar animal; also, the quantity shorn from a sheep, or animal, at one time. [1913 Webster]

Who shore me Like a tame wether, all my precious fleece. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece. [1913 Webster]

3. (Manuf.) The fine web of cotton or wool removed by the doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding machine. [1913 Webster]

{Fleece wool}, wool shorn from the sheep.

{Golden fleece}. See under {Golden}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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