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wool clip

noun
1.
the total yield of wool shorn during one season from the sheep of a particular region.
Origin of wool clip
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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  • How do climate and soil affect the character of the wool clip?

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • What causes the difference between the wool clip of southern California and that of the Eastern States?

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • It was no unusual occurrence for one wool clip to be detained on a remote station until the next year's shearing had commenced.

    Our First Half-Century Government of Queensland
British Dictionary definitions for wool clip

wool clip

noun
1.
the total amount of wool shorn from a particular flock, or from flocks in a particular region or country, in one year
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