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flocculent, woolly, woolyadjective
having a fluffy character or appearance
addled, befuddled, muddled, muzzy, woolly, wooly, woolly-headed, wooly-mindedadjective
confused and vague; used especially of thinking
"muddleheaded ideas"; "your addled little brain"; "woolly thinking"; "woolly-headed ideas"
wooly, woolly, wooly-haired, woolly-hairedadjective
covered with dense often matted or curly hairs
covered with dense cottony hairs or hairlike filaments
"the woolly aphid has a lanate coat resembling cotton"
Made of wool.
Put on a woolly jumper and turn down the thermostat.
Having a thick, soft texture, as if made of wool.
Of thinking, principles, etc, based on emotion rather than logic.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from wool.
When the work of generation was
Between these woolly breeders,
The skilful shepherd peel’d me certain wands. William Shakespeare.
Some few, by temp’rance taught, approaching slow,
To distant fate by easy journeys go:
Gently they lay ’em down, as ev’ning sheep
On their own woolly fleeces softly sleep. Dryden.
My fleece of woolly hair, that now uncurls? William Shakespeare.
Nothing profits more
Than frequent snows: O may’st thou often see
Thy furrows whiten’d by the woolly rain,
Nutritious! John Philips.
consisting of wool; as, a woolly covering; a woolly fleece
resembling wool; of the nature of wool
clothed with wool
clothed with a fine, curly pubescence resembling wool
The numerical value of woolly in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of woolly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of woolly in a Sentence
The authors present several dates for mammoth, woolly rhino, horse and steppe bison that are also substantially younger than the fossil record indicates, which builds a stronger case for late survival across the Arctic than has been made previously.
At this age she would naturally still be with her mother, so the soft toy gives her something to snuggle for comfort, it’s not as fluffy and woolly as an adult Brushtail Possum, but she clings to it using her claws and teeth as she would do with mum in the wild.
We found that the Neanderthals from Spy Cave in Belgium consumed woolly rhinoceros and European wild sheep, supplemented with wild mushrooms, those from El Sidrón Cave on the other hand showed no evidence for meat consumption... showing quite different lifestyles between the two groups.
Aardman is excited to be joining ESA in making history by launching the first 'sheep' into space, as one of the first astronauts to fly on an Artemis mission, Shaun is leading the way in lunar exploration, a great honor for our woolly adventurer!
I think one of the simplest explanations is that hunter-gatherers may have caught wolf pups, which is extremely easy to do, and kept them in captivity as sentinels against the large predators that roamed the landscapes of the last Ice Age - bears, cave lions, etc. as well as other dangerous mammals - mammoths, woolly rhinos, other humans.
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