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 for wool
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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, Velvet.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. The soft and curled, or crisped, species of hair which
        grows on sheep and some other animals, and which in
        fineness sometimes approaches to fur; -- chiefly applied
        to the fleecy coat of the sheep, which constitutes a most
        essential material of clothing in all cold and temperate
        climates.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Wool consists essentially of keratin.
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     2. Short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled.
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              Wool of bat and tongue of dog.        --Shak.
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     3. (Bot.) A sort of pubescence, or a clothing of dense,
        curling hairs on the surface of certain plants.
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     Dead pulled wool, wool pulled from a carcass.
  
     Mineral wool. See under Mineral.
  
     Philosopher's wool. (Chem.) See Zinc oxide, under Zinc.
        
  
     Pulled wool, wool pulled from a pelt, or undressed hide.
  
     Slag wool. Same as Mineral wool, under Mineral.
  
     Wool ball, a ball or mass of wool.
  
     Wool burler, one who removes little burs, knots, or
        extraneous matter, from wool, or the surface of woolen
        cloth.
  
     Wool comber.
        (a) One whose occupation is to comb wool.
        (b) A machine for combing wool.
  
     Wool+grass+(Bot.),+a+kind+of+bulrush+({Scirpus+Eriophorum">Wool grass (Bot.), a kind of bulrush ({Scirpus Eriophorum)
        with numerous clustered woolly spikes.
  
     Wool scribbler. See Woolen scribbler, under Woolen, a.
        
  
     Wool sorter's disease (Med.), a disease, resembling
        malignant pustule, occurring among those who handle the
        wool of goats and sheep.
  
     Wool staple, a city or town where wool used to be brought
        to the king's staple for sale. [Eng.]
  
     Wool stapler.
        (a) One who deals in wool.
        (b) One who sorts wool according to its staple, or its
            adaptation to different manufacturing purposes.
  
     Wool winder, a person employed to wind, or make up, wool
        into bundles to be packed for sale.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wool
      n 1: a fabric made from the hair of sheep [syn: wool,
           woolen, woollen]
      2: fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into
         yarn for weaving
      3: outer coat of especially sheep and yaks [syn: wool,
         fleece]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  100 Moby Thesaurus words for "wool":
     Aralac, Avisco, Celanese, Chemstrand, Dacron, Dynel, Lastex,
     Manila, Orlon, Terylene, Velon, Vicara, acetate rayon, alpaca,
     angora, bast, blubber, breeze, bristle, butter, capillament,
     cashmere, cilium, clay, cloth, coat, coir, cotton, cushion, dough,
     down, drapery, eiderdown, etoffe, fabric, feather bed, feathers,
     felt, flax, fleece, floss, flue, fluff, foam, fur, goods, hair,
     hemp, horsehair, jute, kapok, lace, linen, llama hair, mane,
     material, merino, mohair, napery, near-silk, nylon, oakum, pelt,
     pile, pillow, plush, pubescence, pubic hair, pudding, puff, putty,
     raffia, rag, rayon, rubber, satin, setula, shag, silk, sisal,
     spandex, spun rayon, stuff, swansdown, textile, textile fabric,
     texture, thistledown, tissu, tissue, tussah, velvet, wax, weave,
     web, weft, woof, worsted, yarn, zephyr
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  WOOL
  
     Window Object Oriented Language.  A small Common Lisp-like
     extension language.  It claims to be the fastest interpreted
     language in C with run-time types.  Colas Nahaboo
     .  Version 1 is used as the kernel
     language of the GWM window manager.  Version 2 has an object
     system.
  
     ftp://export.lcs.mit.edu/contrib/gwm)">(ftp://export.lcs.mit.edu/contrib/gwm).
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Wool
     one of the first material used for making woven cloth (Lev.
     13:47, 48, 52, 59; 19:19). The first-fruit of wool was to be
     offered to the priests (Deut. 18:4). The law prohibiting the
     wearing of a garment "of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen
     together" (Deut. 22:11) may, like some other laws of a similar
     character, have been intended to express symbolically the
     separateness and simplicity of God's covenant people. The wool
     of Damascus, famous for its whiteness, was of great repute in
     the Tyrian market (Ezek. 27:18).
     

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