Meaning of WOOL in English

WOOL

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a tweed/wool/sheepskin/leather coat

I love her black leather coat.

cotton wool

She put some disinfectant on a piece of cotton wool and dabbed it on her cheek.

steel wool

wire wool

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

black

She showered, quickly slipped on her black wool frock, a string of pearls.

He is wearing a wrinkled black wool suit and vest.

Which left cash enough for a second-hand cloak in black wool and the button boots in the window - if they fitted.

The rider wore a gilded Grecian helmet that was crested with black and red wool and plumed with a white tuft.

Her frail hands picked at her dress of black , fluffy wool .

Lumberjack checks reworked in black and white wool are everywhere.

blue

She felt quite chic in this soft blue wool suit, despite the wartime restrictions.

Tipper Gore will wear a Jennifer George blue wool dress and jacket set topped by a sapphire alpaca coat for day.

She sighed as she inspected her one good dark blue wool dress, its seat shiny with wear.

brown

Beneath the cloak was a kind of blouse, made from woven brown wool with long sleeves edged in red.

She was wearing a brown wool suit and hat, under which could be seen the ends of her curly bobbed hair.

Traditionally this was always natural brown or cream wool , but bright colours are sometimes used nowadays.

She was wrapped in soft brown wool .

Her soft brown wool suit and velvet Vandyke cap perfectly complemented her auburn hair.

Eventually, as I was very blonde, I chose a soft brown wool material embroidered with chenille of the same colour.

fine

Applied with fine steel wool , the wax can darken faded wood and provide a resistant finish.

The quality of the wool was also superior: it was a fine wool with little evidence of kemps.

She shifted her position and adjusted the fine wool of her skirt over her bony knees.

There, 50 or so textile mills produce what is widely acknowledged to be the finest wool cloth in the world.

For a natural worn look, lightly rub down the varnish when hard with fine steel wool .

She was wearing a chestnut-brown sweater in fine wool belted into a black skirt which swung calf length above high-heeled boots.

Then sand lightly with fine steel wool , and dust off thoroughly, finishing with a tacky rag.

green

A ball of green wool was passed around and we used it to bind ourselves together as the singing continued.

A thick new olive green wool blanket covered Mrs Saulitis's window at night.

A square of thin green wool scattered with small paisley shapes in yellow and red.

Pictured above, olive green wool coat, £218; mustard three-quarter length sweater, £107; leggings £108.

pure

They made me wonder if I could use pure woven wool as a base for my own technique with the machine.

The Essentials one is superbly tailored in pure new wool gaberdine.

Daylight reveals pure new wool in its true to life colours.

His grey cloak was of pure wool pushed back over his shoulders, yet it was his face which attracted me.

I wanted the garment to seem feminine even though it is made out of a yarn as heavy and warm as pure wool .

The pure wool comes in over 50 colours.

Grey flannel women's suit down from £210 to £139. Pure new wool jacket £175 to £99.

Women's birdseye wool jackets £190 to £95. Pure new wool suit for men £295 to £199.

raw

They controlled this cottage industry by buying, selling, transporting and exchanging raw wool , spun yam and woven cloth.

The values of the raw wool and the woollen cloth are included in the value of the coat.

A sheep farmer produces raw wool and sells it to a mill for £10.

The mill uses the raw wool to produce cloth which it sells to a coat factory for £21.

red

I stare in horror at its bloody mouth, that vertical stitch of red wool now dribbling crimson.

My teeth were chattering, and the juice from the pear was dripping over my red wool mittens.

A bag of red wool was produced from a work basket and the looped baubles glittered on the tree.

They were the Mien, whose blue-turbaned women were swathed in dark robes accented with red wool ruffs.

His nostrils had been stuffed with red wool .

The red wool clings to the needles, and I have to prise each stitch off.

The rider wore a gilded Grecian helmet that was crested with black and red wool and plumed with a white tuft.

soft

She leaned lightly against the soft wool of his dark cashmere coat.

She was wrapped in soft brown wool .

Ashley drew the soft wool of her serape closer around her neck.

Her soft brown wool suit and velvet Vandyke cap perfectly complemented her auburn hair.

She felt quite chic in this soft blue wool suit, despite the wartime restrictions.

Eventually, as I was very blonde, I chose a soft brown wool material embroidered with chenille of the same colour.

white

It was white wool with a band of red figures waltzing round the welt.

With a brisk motion, she brushes at the stains on her white wool dress.

A plump woman in a white wool suit and dark glasses bought it and tried to pay for it by cheque.

Lumberjack checks reworked in black and white wool are everywhere.

■ NOUN

coat

Cocteau with a dark wool coat flung over his shoulders.

M &038; S leads the field with an ankle-length wool coat at £99, while Top Shop's fitted version is £79.

Pictured above, olive green wool coat , £218; mustard three-quarter length sweater, £107; leggings £108.

cotton

You're like a sea of cotton wool .

Not tranquillisers - no one benefits from making their life into a cotton wool ball.

Sometimes people would wince more from the coldness of the alcohol on the cotton wool than they would from the needle.

On the other hand you don't wrap things up in cotton wool .

The silence was like wet cotton wool pressed into their ears.

The ears can be made out of felt and a small tail can be made of cotton wool .

She used to carry pads of cotton wool to dress the wounds from the chafing.

The intertwining of the thin, twisted worms produces an appearance similar to that of cotton wool .

dress

Nan wore the smart navy coat she had worn yesterday, but this time over a pale yellow wool dress .

Tipper Gore will wear a Jennifer George blue wool dress and jacket set topped by a sapphire alpaca coat for day.

It was a grey wool dress to-day, well cut, correct, but severe.

With a brisk motion, she brushes at the stains on her white wool dress .

A wool dress sculpted her slender figure and ended at mid-thigh.

She sighed as she inspected her one good dark blue wool dress , its seat shiny with wear.

Jane saw Gabby quietly standing in a corner in a beautiful gray wool dress Francois Brac had designed for her.

merchant

It was built originally by one of the old wool merchants , who wanted to establish his family as landed gentry.

They became weavers, or tailors, or wool merchants .

Crosby Hall was built by Sir John Crosby, a wealthy grocer and wool merchant , and was completed in 1475.

Being solid wool merchants at heart, they are not sure what to make of an engine that runs on paper.

She was the daughter of Robert Keown, a London wool merchant .

shop

She was still working in the wool shop by day and driving an ambulance at night.

steel

Applied with fine steel wool , the wax can darken faded wood and provide a resistant finish.

After the second with grade 0000 steel wool 8 Any finish can then be applied.

For a natural worn look, lightly rub down the varnish when hard with fine steel wool .

Then sand lightly with fine steel wool , and dust off thoroughly, finishing with a tacky rag.

suit

Centre Pinstripe wool suit , £399, Daks at Simpsons.

She does not succeed in persuasively outing the Don Juan / Superman with his diabolical red beard and Jaeger wool suits .

As a result, the traditional party outfit of flamboyant cravat and tweed jacket has been replaced by the ninety-nine-pound wool suit .

She was wearing a brown wool suit and hat, under which could be seen the ends of her curly bobbed hair.

Right Pinstripe wool suit , £650, Burberry.

He is wearing a wrinkled black wool suit and vest.

She selected a £225 grey-green wool suit , £23 shirt and £20 silk tie.

And yet his wool suit scrapes through the layer of eiderdown.

sweater

Winter collection reductions include half-price wool sweaters , suits down from £79.99 to Pounds 40.

This page Simon Godfrey, left, wears Aran wool sweater from Principles.

Lisa B wears Aran wool sweater from Kent &038; Curwen.

Graham Fink, right, wears Aran wool sweater by Austin Reed.

I sniffed the lanolin of his rough wool sweater and the slaughtered smell of his jacket.

He wore an anorak over a wool sweater with a polo neck and he wore tough cord jeans and walking boots.

trade

By 1839, only fifteen of Chalford's mills remained in the wool trade .

A modern statue of a shepherd carrying a ram on his shoulders symbolizes the place's dependence on the wool trade .

It has remained a corn mill throughout its working life, having had no known connection with the wool trade .

The Cistercian monks with their lay brothers administered the abbey wool trade .

In the fourteenth century the village played a major role in the wool trade .

The Furness monks conducted the local wool trade , administering the Grange at Hawkshead.

A large proportion of the local population was actively employed in the wool trade , although it had certainly decreased.

wire

They are looking at some wire wool that has rusted.

She felt a wire wool of beard on her chin, and realised she was seeing the world two-dimensionally.

The more stubborn food particles can be removed by gentle scrubbing with wire wool .

Before you replace it, clean the two pipe ends thoroughly with wire wool , then brush on flux.

She chose the cooker and began to scrape its insides with wire wool .

The inside of the fitting should be brushed out with a special wire brush and rubbed with wire wool .

■ VERB

produce

Recipes for plant dyes tested and tried over generations have produced distinctive colours for wool , tweed and tartan.

A sheep farmer produces raw wool and sells it to a mill for £10.

Qashqar produced textiles: wool or felt and carpets.

The unit included a spinning mill within its plant, producing one hundred percent wool yarn.

pull

You can not pull the wool over Hooper's eyes.

But it's not easy to pull the wool over our eyes.

He found out we had been pulling the wool over his eyes for quite some time.

And to think she'd pulled the wool over Miss Phoebe's eyes!

Then put the wool around the needle and pull the wool through both of the stitches.

You can't pull the wool over my eyes like that.

There are people who can pull the wool over peoples' eyes.

use

They made me wonder if I could use pure woven wool as a base for my own technique with the machine.

They are generally well made, using good quality wool , and based on a limited number of the older Caucasian designs.

On several of the islands the entire plant, boiled in water, was used for dying wool a greenish-yellow colour.

To soften around the eyes, blend the edges of the eye shadow. Use a cotton wool bud for this.

The mill uses the raw wool to produce cloth which it sells to a coat factory for £21.

In those days we had to use an oil wool , which was all right after you washed it, if somewhat coarse.

Considerable work has also been undertaken to develop new blends using wool and experimenting with new man made fibres and dyestuffs.

wear

This page Simon Godfrey, left, wears Aran wool sweater from Principles.

Everyone else in the camp wore much-darned wool and cotton stockings.

Lisa B wears Aran wool sweater from Kent &038; Curwen.

She was wearing a brown wool suit and hat, under which could be seen the ends of her curly bobbed hair.

Graham Fink, right, wears Aran wool sweater by Austin Reed.

He is wearing a wrinkled black wool suit and vest.

Opposite page Lisa B wears men's wool cardigan by Joseph.

Unfortunately, this news will probably not encourage consumers to eat more lamb or wear more wool .

wrap

She was wrapped in soft brown wool .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

corn/wool/cotton etc exchange

It's a long time since you could go to your local corn exchange and see international artists for ten bob.

March cotton rose 2. 04 cents to 84. 50 cents a pound on the New York Cotton Exchange .

Numerous former corn exchanges have been converted into shopping arcades accordingly.

wrap sb (up) in cotton wool

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Is this coat wool ?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Boil eggs and decorate them with paints and put tufts of wool on for hair.

Everyone else in the camp wore much-darned wool and cotton stockings.

Intense heat and charcoal fumes from their stoves ensured that few wool combers reached the age of fifty.

Sheep smell, too-of lanolin, the fatty exudate that waterproofs their wool .

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