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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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"Get along wid ye!" said the mother, pushing away their woolly heads.
The baby employed the intervals in pulling Tom's nose, scratching his face, and burying her fat hands in his woolly hair, which last operation seemed to afford her special content.
This animal is commonly called the mountain sheep, and is often confounded with another animal, the "woolly sheep," found more to the northward, about the country of the Flatheads.
He reported that despite the large size of woolly flying squirrel, it is relative gracile and is a capable glider.
London, June 13 ( ANI ): Not long after the last ice age, the last woolly mammoths succumbed to a lethal combination of climate warming, encroaching humans and habitat change - the same threats facing many species today, a new study has claimed.
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company may be thirty something now (31, to be precise), but it's not too late for a makeover.
Hemlock woolly adelgid, Adelges tsugae (Annand), has devastated stands of Eastern hemlock, Tsuga canadensis L., and Carolina hemlock, T.
No, I mean woolly hats, and how incompatible I am with them.
He consequently has an excess of woolly mammoth meat.
NOW that the leaves have dropped on my apple tree, I've noticed white, woolly growths on some of the old branches.
Woolly mammoths were roaming the Shropshire countryside thousands of years after they were thought to be extinct, research suggests.
Woolly mammoths roamed Earth thousands of years ago during the last Ice Age.