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Shetland wool

the fine wool undercoat pulled by hand from Shetland sheep.
thin, loosely twisted wool yarn for knitting or weaving.
Origin of Shetland wool
First recorded in 1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • For some time he had been wondering why Shetland wool was so extremely fine.

    Makers of Modern Agriculture William Macdonald
  • If the wool be split, it exactly imitates the Shetland wool.

    My Knitting Book Miss Lambert
  • She wore a short blue skirt and a long white sweater of Shetland wool.

    The Seven Darlings Gouverneur Morris
British Dictionary definitions for Shetland wool

Shetland wool

a fine loosely twisted wool yarn spun from the fleece of Shetland sheep and used esp for sweaters
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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