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Topic: ANIMALS

Language: Old English
Origin: wull

wool

noun
     
wool
wool [uncountable]
1HBA the soft thick hair that sheep and some goats have on their body lambswool
2DCCTIM material made from wool:
a pure wool skirt
a mix of 80% wool and 20% man-made fibres
wool
3DLTIM thread made from wool that you use to knit clothes [= yarn American English]
a ball of wool
4

pull the wool over somebody's eyes

to deceive someone by not telling the truth
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