Woolpack

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Woolpack A pack or bag of wool weighing two hundred and forty pounds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n woolpack The package in which wool was in former times done up for transportation and sale; specifically, a bundle or bale weighing 240 pounds.
    • n woolpack In heraldry, a bearing representing a sort of cushion usually having four tufts at the corners.
    • n woolpack Cirrocumulus cloud; a cloud made up of rolled masses, with a fleecy appearance.
    • n woolpack A concretionary mass of crystalline limestone in the beds of earthy and impure calcareous rock of which the Wenlock limestone is made up. These concretionary masses vary in size from a few inches up to 80 feet in diameter. Also called ballstone
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Woolpack the package in which wool was formerly done up for sale: a bundle weighing 240 lb.: cirro-cumulus cloud
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wull; Goth. wulla, Ger. wolle, L. villus.

Usage

In literature:

What o' the woolpack?
"The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." by Washington Irving
Jonah and Chook went to the "Woolpack" with jugs, and the company settled down to the spree.
"Jonah" by Louis Stone
They both have their feet on woolpacks, and on the son's woolpack is his merchant's mark.
"Medieval People" by Eileen Edna Power
For three nights Joanna had been the chief topic of conversation in the Woolpack bar.
"Joanna Godden" by Sheila Kaye-Smith
These are the 'woolpack clouds,' which, in summer time, throw deep shadows on the grass.
"The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men" by Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
A local superstition says the tower was builded on woolpacks.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Salisbury" by Gleeson White
Neptuneless, the ship furrowed a sea almost silent, and evening came on tranquilly among woolpacks of warm-kindled colouring.
"The Bonadventure" by Edmund Blunden
Our own products were hides and woolpacks, the produce of the tin mines, and iron from Sussex.
"Richard III: His Life & Character" by Clements R. Markham
The Woolpack in Eskdale is the nearest inn.
"Climbing in The British Isles. Vol. 1 - England" by W. P. Haskett Smith
Later it was called the Woolpack Hotel.
"Historic Shrines of America" by John T. (John Thomson) Faris
Algol and the red planet Mars had been my quarry among the floating woolpack clouds.
"Memoirs of a Midget" by Walter de la Mare
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In news:

The legislation to extend the duty on nylon woolpacks (H.
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