Definition of Long-wool
1. Adjective. (of sheep) having relatively long wool.
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Literary usage of Long-wool
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Report of the Secretary for Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1866)
"The demand for long wool is still unsatisfied, and the movement of ... The breeding of long-wool sheep, especially of Cotswolds, Shropshire, and other Downs ..."
2. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1865)
"The old Lincoln sheep produced a long wool, making a fabric of lustrous ... 4 Mr. Unwin observed that there was a greater demand for long wool and a wider ..."
3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1782)
"... long wool; for tbe duty on exportation mutt be laid in a determinate fum on every pound of wool exported. ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1890)
"It will be obvious that the gill-boxes through which long wool passes, while possessing the power of bringing the fibres into s smooth, equal, ..."
5. English Farming Past & Present by Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1917)
"In England, long wool was employed mainly for worsted fabrics, ... In long wool, or combing-wool, England had practically a monopoly of the markets, ..."
6. The Parliamentary Debatesby Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament by Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament (1825)
"Every pound of long wool enabled the manufacturer to work up a certain quantity of inferior fine wool ; and, if the long wool were exported, the inferior ..."