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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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Ethiopians were black and flat-nosed in Xenophanes; black with the wooliest hair of all mankind in Herodotus; black, flat-nosed, and woolly-haired in Diodorus; and in the Moretum described with the detail and accuracy of later anthropological classifications of the so-called Negroid type.
Should I just don my wooliest winter pyjamas and put up with it or is there some cooling cure I've never heard of that I can tell my beloved about?
Alpacas grow fiber on their face and cheeks, and all but the wooliest llamas (or those with alpaca in their background) have cleaner faces.