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wool stapler

noun
  1. a dealer in wool.
  2. a person who sorts wool, according to the staple or fiber.
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Origin of wool stapler

First recorded in 1700–10
Related formswool·sta·pling, adjective
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Examples from the Web for wool stapler

Historical Examples

  • His father was a wool-stapler, holding a good position in the district.

    My Experiences as an Executioner

    James Berry

  • The streets were deserted, for it was now late at night, and he found his way without interruption to the wool-stapler's.

  • The various classes of wool are sold to the wool-stapler and so to the woollen industry.

    Animal Proteins

    Hugh Garner Bennett

  • Among all the sad hearts in the abbey church, there was none sadder than that of Richard Vinnicomb, merchant and wool-stapler.

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    John Meade Falkner


British Dictionary definitions for wool stapler

wool stapler

noun
  1. a person who sorts wool into different grades or classifications
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Derived Formswool-stapling, noun, adjective
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