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Wool vs. Sherpa

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Woolnoun

The hair of the sheep, llama and some other ruminants.

Sherpanoun

A mountain guide or porter, particularly a male of the Sherpa people so employed.

Woolnoun

A cloth or yarn made from the wool of sheep.

Sherpanoun

An expert sent by a country’s leader to a summit meeting.

Woolnoun

Anything with a texture like that of wool.

Sherpanoun

A synthetic fabric with a long, thick pile, similar to faux fur, imitation lamb wool, or fleece.

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Woolnoun

A fine fiber obtained from the leaves of certain trees, such as firs and pines.

Sherpaverb

(rare) To serve as a guide or porter for another.

Woolnoun

(obsolete) Short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled.

Sherpanoun

a member of the Himalayan people living in Nepal and Tibet who are famous for their skill as mountaineers

Woolnoun

yarn (including that which is made from synthetic fibers.)

Sherpanoun

a member of a Himalayan people living on the borders of Nepal and Tibet, renowned for their skill in mountaineering.

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Woolnoun

The soft and curled, or crisped, species of hair which grows on sheep and some other animals, and which in fineness sometimes approaches to fur; - chiefly applied to the fleecy coat of the sheep, which constitutes a most essential material of clothing in all cold and temperate climates.

Sherpanoun

a civil servant or diplomat who undertakes preparatory work prior to a summit conference.

Woolnoun

Short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled.

‘Wool of bat and tongue of dog.’;

Woolnoun

A sort of pubescence, or a clothing of dense, curling hairs on the surface of certain plants.

Woolnoun

a fabric made from the hair of sheep

Woolnoun

fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving

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Woolnoun

outer coat of especially sheep and yaks

Woolnoun

the fine, soft curly or wavy hair forming the coat of a sheep, goat, or similar animal, especially when shorn and prepared for use in making cloth or yarn

‘Harris tweed is made from pure new wool’;

Woolnoun

yarn or textile fibre made from wool

‘her blue wool suit’; ‘carpets made of 80 per cent wool and 20 per cent nylon’; ‘a sampler in coloured wools’;

Woolnoun

the soft underfur or down of some mammals

‘beaver wool’;

Woolnoun

a metal or mineral made into a mass of fine fibres

‘lead wool’;

Wool

Wool is the textile fibre obtained from sheep and other animals, including cashmere and mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, hide and fur clothing from bison, angora from rabbits, and other types of wool from camelids.Wool consists of protein together with a small percentage of lipids. In this regard it is chemically quite distinct from the more dominant textile, cotton, which is mainly cellulose.

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