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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rag-wool shoddy
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. rögg, shagginess.


In literature:

The rags to be carbonized or the wool to be dried are placed upon wire cloth frames.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 514, November 7, 1885" by Various
The Corean Tommy Atkins mounts guard curled up in a basket filled with rags and cotton-wool!
"Corea or Cho-sen" by A (Arnold) Henry Savage-Landor
Mary's round face was unwrinkled, but the wisps of wool showing beneath her "head rag" were grey, and her eyes were rheumy with age.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
He saw some great ragged bundles of wool, and a man was just rolling up the last fleece.
"Among the Farmyard People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
Cotton, wool, rags, and old ropes require no manipulation.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
If I a stock of rags should keep, I'd read up sundry books on sheep and wool and how it grows.
"Rippling Rhymes" by Walt Mason
They found there a lank, long-haired, ragged Tennesseean, with a tattered hat of white wool on his head.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
Rags, fur waste, sprats, wool waste and shoddy are also put on in the winter.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
This is now gone over with a wool rag (or gold rag), and only the printed line is left; the surplus gold remains in the rag.
"Practical Bookbinding" by Paul Adam
The wastes are also utilized, being mixed with "shoddy" (wool from cloth cuttings or rags) to make woolen goods of a cheap grade.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter

In news:

Rag & Bone wool crew neck, $325 at Saks Fifth Avenue.