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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj woolly-headed confused and vague; used especially of thinking "muddleheaded ideas","your addled little brain","woolly thinking","woolly-headed ideas"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • woolly-headed Woolly-haired or ulotrichous, as a person.
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In literature:

Crews of small boats and tugs, all jet black woolly heads and very muscular.
"Following the Equator, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Their woolly heads were protected by kerchiefs.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger
A woolly cap was on her head, and a long muffler flung about her throat.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
The zambo's woolly head over the pickets had reflected itself a dozen times on the major's terrified imagination.
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
Quashie was sent for, and Mrs Pemberton secured the note, done up, as proposed, in his woolly head.
"The Missing Ship" by W. H. G. Kingston
As he drew near, we recognised the woolly head and black face of Sambo.
"The Wanderers" by W.H.G. Kingston
The older men had short bushy beards, and large heads of almost woolly hair.
"Twice Lost" by W.H.G. Kingston
Pete looked puzzled, and scratched his woolly head.
"Chums in Dixie" by St. George Rathborne
Had I demanded the woolly head of the one, and poisoned the other, I had done wisely.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
The hand of the Captain had accidentally rested upon the woolly head in putting down the letter.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
Five minutes after the black face and woolly head of Totty appeared in the doorway.
"Sharing Her Crime" by May Agnes Fleming
Arrived at the tree, Woolly Billy pointed eagerly to a slightly broken piece of bark a little above the height of the Deputy's head.
"The Ledge on Bald Face" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The door was opened slightly and a woolly head appeared.
"Erskine Dale--Pioneer" by John Fox
At the sound of her voice the child's woolly head rolled over, and a smile of welcome radiated her tear-stained face.
"Blue Robin, the Girl Pioneer" by Rena I. Halsey
The rest rushed, too, and looked over his woolly head.
"Winona of the Camp Fire" by Margaret Widdemer
They must have something to love, if it be but a woolly-headed nigger-boy or a cockroach in a 'baccy-box.
"Aileen Aroon, A Memoir" by Gordon Stables
She asked me to be her tool for one evening, having got into a scrape with a hot-headed Irishman and a woolly-lamb Englishman.
"Paddy-The-Next-Best-Thing" by Gertrude Page
Their children had the face of the mother, with the woolly head of the father.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume II" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
Me tink he might manage to get down to de town, but de letter must be a bery lillie one, so dat he can hide it in him woolly head.
"A Roving Commission" by G. A. Henty
Several slaves were present, coal-black, woolly-headed, huge-mouthed negresses.
"Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume I (of 2)" by Isabella L. Bird

In news:

They were larger than the woolly mammoths, reaching up to fourteen feet high, with domed heads and huge sweeping tusks .
As wild and woolly as they can be, for some, wigs are a necessity, and providing exactly the right touch in proper head-covering has sustained Rosalie in the business for 50 years.