Origin of woolgathering
- to engage in woolgathering.
Origin of woolgather
First recorded in 1840–50; by back formation from woolgathering
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Examples from the Web for woolgathering
His interest in music—or rather, at first, in the free and glamorous lives of musicians—began with much posing and woolgathering.What Made Charlie Parker Great? Reviewing Stanley Crouch’s Biography on Bird
September 23, 2013
Really, God thought with annoyance, this woolgathering—at such a moment!The Worshippers
Damon Francis Knight
Woolgathering, Ben had missed some remark about Artemis' rigging.
Such strange alleys do my thoughts run along when I am woolgathering in the field.Tell England
In a woolgathering way, the animal acknowledged Reuben's feet, but had no time for them.
Mrs. Ferrall's wits returned nimbly from woolgathering, and she shot a startled, inquiring glance at the girl beside her.The Fighting Chance
Robert W. Chambers
- idle or absent-minded indulgence in fantasy; daydreaming
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Word Origin and History for woolgathering
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