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Fleece vs. Fur — What's the Difference?

Fleece vs. Fur — What's the Difference?

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Fleece

The woolly covering of a sheep or goat
He clutched the ram by two handfuls of thick fleece
As the sheep came on board, we grabbed their long shaggy fleeces

Fur

Fur is a thick growth of hair that covers the skin of many different animals, particularly mammals. It consists of a combination of oily guard hair on top and thick underfur beneath.

Fleece

A soft warm fabric with a texture similar to sheep's wool, used as a lining material
A reversible fleece jacket

Fur

A member of a Muslim people of the mountainous and desert regions of south-western Sudan.

Fleece

Obtain a great deal of money from (someone), typically by overcharging or swindling them
The city's cab drivers are notorious for fixing fares and fleecing tourists
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Fur

The language of the Fur, an isolated member of the Nilo-Saharan family, with about 500,000 speakers.

Fleece

Cover as if with a fleece
The sky was half blue, half fleeced with white clouds

Fur

Coat or clog with a deposit
The stuff that furs up coronary arteries

Fleece

The coat of wool of a sheep or similar animal.

Fur

Covered with or made from a particular type of fur
The black-furred rabbit

Fleece

The yield of wool shorn from a sheep at one time.

Fur

Level (floor or wall timbers) by inserting strips of wood
The drain could be concealed by furring out the original wall

Fleece

A soft woolly covering or mass.

Fur

Relating to the Fur or their language.

Fleece

A soft, warm, lightweight, usually synthetic fabric with a deep pile, used primarily for clothing and blankets.

Fur

The thick coat of soft hair covering the skin of certain mammals.

Fleece

A garment, especially a shirt or jacket, made of such fabric.

Fur

The hair-covered, dressed pelt of such a mammal, used in making garments and as trimming or decoration.

Fleece

To defraud of money or property; swindle.

Fur

A garment made of or lined with the dressed pelt of a mammal.

Fleece

To shear the fleece from.

Fur

See fake fur.

Fleece

To cover with a fleece or similar covering.

Fur

A furlike coating
Fur on the tongue.

Fleece

(uncountable) Hair or wool of a sheep or similar animal

Fur

To cover, line, or trim with fur.

Fleece

(uncountable) Insulating skin with the wool attached

Fur

To cover or coat as if with fur.

Fleece

(countable) A textile similar to velvet, but with a longer pile that gives it a softness and a higher sheen.

Fur

To line (a wall or floor) with furring.

Fleece

(countable) An insulating wooly jacket

Fur

The hairy coat of various mammal species, especially when fine, soft and thick.

Fleece

(roofing) Mat or felts composed of fibers, sometimes used as a membrane backer.

Fur

The hairy skin of an animal processed into clothing for humans.

Fleece

Any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece.

Fur

A pelt used to make, trim or line clothing apparel.

Fleece

The fine web of cotton or wool removed by the doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding machine.

Fur

A coating, lining resembling fur in function and/or appearance.

Fleece

(transitive) To con or trick (someone) out of money.

Fur

A thick pile of fabric.

Fleece

(transitive) To shear the fleece from (a sheep or other animal).
During spring shearing we have to fleece all the sheep in just a few days.

Fur

The soft, downy covering on the skin of a peach.

Fleece

(transitive) To cover with, or as if with, wool.

Fur

The deposit formed on the interior of boilers and other vessels by hard water.

Fleece

The entire coat of wool that covers a sheep or other similar animal; also, the quantity shorn from a sheep, or animal, at one time.
Who shore meLike a tame wether, all my precious fleece.

Fur

The layer of epithelial debris on a tongue.

Fleece

Any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece.

Fur

(heraldry) One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures.

Fleece

The fine web of cotton or wool removed by the doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding machine.

Fur

Rabbits and hares, as opposed to partridges and pheasants (called feathers).

Fleece

To deprive of a fleece, or natural covering of wool.

Fur

A furry; a member of the furry subculture.

Fleece

To strip of money or other property unjustly, especially by trickery or fraud; to bring to straits by oppressions and exactions.
Whilst pope and prince shared the wool betwixt them, the people were finely fleeced.

Fur

Pubic hair.

Fleece

To spread over as with wool.

Fur

Sexual attractiveness.

Fleece

The wool of a sheep or similar animal

Fur

(transitive) To cover with fur or a fur-like coating.

Fleece

Tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for clothing

Fur

(intransitive) To become covered with fur or a fur-like coating.

Fleece

A soft bulky fabric with deep pile; used chiefly for clothing

Fur

To level a surface by applying furring to it.

Fleece

Outer coat of especially sheep and yaks

Fur

Pronunciation spelling of for

Fleece

Rip off; ask an unreasonable price

Fur

The short, fine, soft hair of certain animals, growing thick on the skin, and distinguished from the hair, which is longer and coarser.

Fleece

Shear the wool from;
Shear sheep

Fur

The skins of certain wild animals with the fur; peltry; as, a cargo of furs.

Fur

Strips of dressed skins with fur, used on garments for warmth or for ornament.

Fur

Articles of clothing made of fur; as, a set of furs for a lady (a collar, tippet, or cape, muff, etc.).
Wrapped up in my furs.

Fur

Any coating considered as resembling fur

Fur

One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures. There are nine in all, or, according to some writers, only six.

Fur

Of or pertaining to furs; bearing or made of fur; as, a fur cap; the fur trade.

Fur

To line, face, or cover with fur; as, furred robes.

Fur

To cover with morbid matter, as the tongue.

Fur

To nail small strips of board or larger scantling upon, in order to make a level surface for lathing or boarding, or to provide for a space or interval back of the plastered or boarded surface, as inside an outer wall, by way of protection against damp.

Fur

The dressed hairy coat of a mammal

Fur

Dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)

Fur

A garment made of fur

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