adjective, wool·li·er, wool·li·est.
noun, plural wool·lies.
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OTHER WORDS FROM woollywool·li·ness, noun
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Most people think of mammoths as the iconic woolly species from the last ice age, which ended around 12,000 years ago.We Sequenced the Oldest Ever DNA From Million-Year-Old Mammoths|David Díez-del-Molino|February 21, 2021|Singularity Hub
Wright—the director behind Shaun of the Dead and Baby Driver—has loved Sparks for a long time, and he’s the ideal guide through their woolly story.The Sparks Brothers, a Sundance Delight, Tells the Grand Story of This Enduringly Enigmatic Art-Pop Duo|Stephanie Zacharek|February 3, 2021|Time
These creatures, much like the woolly mammoth, faced an even more confusing set of unlucky situations that included a rapid warming of the globe which ultimately ended the ice age.Climate change probably contributed to the woolly rhino’s rapid demise|Sara Kiley Watson|August 25, 2020|Popular Science
Nuclear DNA from woolly rhinos that lived between around 18,000 and 14,000 years ago will be needed to determine when in that brief window of time the population of these animals plummeted.
Hunters could have added to woolly rhinos’ woes, but the main extinction distinction goes to climate change, Lord contends.
An army of Wildlings, some giants, and a woolly mammoth or two?Team USA Goalie Tim Howard Goes Viral: All the Best Memes|Melissa Leon|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rockefeller Republicans have long gone the way of the woolly mammoth.Tom Petri's Primary Challenge May Mark End Of Rockefeller Republicanism|Ben Jacobs|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And every second belief in the world is a woolly superstition.
In a typical post, she wears a crazy-looking pinafore with an outrageous collar, round-frame shades, and thick, woolly knee socks.Meet Ophelia Horton, London’s 12-Year-Old Fashion Blogger: The New Tavi?|Tom Sykes|August 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Did she learn from the New York 23rd District election that being a moderate Republican is a lot like being a woolly mammoth?
I have drawn him gray and woolly, and you can see that he is very proud because he has a wreath of flowers in his hair.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
Their color is dark brown or black, their hair woolly, and inclined to grow in tufts, like that of the Bushmen.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
What do you suppose Sunbridge will say to your new expressions à la the wild and woolly West?The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch|Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
The woolly stems of the millet, likewise, defied their insatiable appetites.A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral|John Dunloe Carteret
They are just as much a manufactured article as the little woolly "baa-baas" in the baby's Noah's Ark.The Red Cow and Her Friends|Peter McArthur