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woolly

(sometimes US), wooly
1. consisting of, resembling, or having the nature of wool
2. covered or clothed in wool or something resembling it
3. Botany covered with long soft whitish hairs
4. US recalling the rough and lawless period of the early West of America (esp in the phrase wild and woolly)
5. Western US and Austral an informal word for sheep
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Though a small branch, Woolies' only competition was a Co-op across the street, mainly a foodstore but with Woolies-type products upstairs, and a twice weekly outdoor market selling cheap clothes, awful cosmetics and fruit and veg.
Junior Brooke Nadeau paced the Woolies with 22 points while controlling the offensive and defensive boards with senior co-captain Payton Bruegger, who added 12 points.
But my personal favourite was the fabulous Woolies pick and mix - I have never tasted a better cola bottle since.
Still, Woolies managed to post a 5.1% increase in net profit to $2.12 billion ($2.23 billion U.S.) on a 4.7% sales increase to $54.14 billion ($56.84 billion U.S.).
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The store - on the site of the old Woolies in Didcot, Oxfordshire - is the first in a new chain.
20 HOME BARGAINS: Britain's second-biggest independent grocer, with more than 170 branches, is spending pounds 10m revamping 20 former Woolies shops.
Bosses are hoping the reincarnation of Woolies will appeal to the family market.
Bosses at parent group Shop Direct, which bought the brand name in February, are hoping the new virtual reincarnation of Woolies will appeal to the family market and tap into the burgeoning trend to shop online.
Bosses at parent group Shop Direct, which bought the brand name in February, hope the virtual version of Woolies will appeal to the family market and tap into the burgeoning trend to shop online.
There hasn't been a week in my life I didn't go into a Woolies.
Woolies used to sell tons of the sticky backed stuff in the 1960s but there was a real craze for it when it first arrived in Woolworths.