coarse wool

coarse wool
noun or coarse-wooled sheep
: a sheep having long strong coarse-fibered wool especially suitable for carpet weaving (as those of various large mutton breeds of English origin)

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coarse wool,
wool from such sheep as the blackface, having strong, coarse fibers, used especially in the making of tweeds, carpets, and mattresses.

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