combing wool
noun Date: 1757 long-staple strong-fibered wool found suitable for combing and used especially in the manufacture of worsteds

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  • combing wool — noun long stapled wool with straight, parallel fibres, suitable for combing and making into high quality fabrics. Compare with carding wool …   English new terms dictionary

  • combing wool — /ˈkoʊmɪŋ ˌwʊl/ (say kohming .wool) noun long stapled wool, suitable for combing …   Australian English dictionary

  • combing wool — noun : long stapled strong fibered wool suitable for combing and used especially in the manufacture of worsteds …   Useful english dictionary

  • french combing wool — noun Usage: usually capitalized F : wool having a staple length intermediate between that of clothing wool and combing wool * * * French combing wool, wool fibers from about 1¼ to 2 inches long …   Useful english dictionary

  • Combing — Comb ing, n. 1. The act or process of using a comb or a number of combs; as, the combing of one s hair; the combing of wool. [1913 Webster] Note: The process of combing is used in straightening wool of long staple; short wool is carded. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Combing machine — Combing Comb ing, n. 1. The act or process of using a comb or a number of combs; as, the combing of one s hair; the combing of wool. [1913 Webster] Note: The process of combing is used in straightening wool of long staple; short wool is carded.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wool — (w[oo^]l), n. [OE. wolle, wulle, AS. wull; akin to D. wol, OHG. wolla, G. wolle, Icel. & Sw. ull, Dan. uld, Goth, wulla, Lith. vilna, Russ. volna, L. vellus, Skr. [=u]r[.n][=a] wool, v[.r] to cover. [root]146, 287. Cf. {Flannel}, {Velvet}.] [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wool ball — Wool Wool (w[oo^]l), n. [OE. wolle, wulle, AS. wull; akin to D. wol, OHG. wolla, G. wolle, Icel. & Sw. ull, Dan. uld, Goth, wulla, Lith. vilna, Russ. volna, L. vellus, Skr. [=u]r[.n][=a] wool, v[.r] to cover. [root]146, 287. Cf. {Flannel},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wool burler — Wool Wool (w[oo^]l), n. [OE. wolle, wulle, AS. wull; akin to D. wol, OHG. wolla, G. wolle, Icel. & Sw. ull, Dan. uld, Goth, wulla, Lith. vilna, Russ. volna, L. vellus, Skr. [=u]r[.n][=a] wool, v[.r] to cover. [root]146, 287. Cf. {Flannel},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wool comber — Wool Wool (w[oo^]l), n. [OE. wolle, wulle, AS. wull; akin to D. wol, OHG. wolla, G. wolle, Icel. & Sw. ull, Dan. uld, Goth, wulla, Lith. vilna, Russ. volna, L. vellus, Skr. [=u]r[.n][=a] wool, v[.r] to cover. [root]146, 287. Cf. {Flannel},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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