• WordNet 3.6
    • adj wooly covered with dense often matted or curly hairs "woolly lambs"
    • adj wooly confused and vague; used especially of thinking "muddleheaded ideas","your addled little brain","woolly thinking","woolly-headed ideas"
    • adj wooly having a fluffy character or appearance
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In literature:

I'le make him think he's got straddle his wooly hoss, and an army of mermades was after him with red hot pitchforks.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 22, August 27, 1870" by Various
Her wooly hair was plaited into little tails which stuck out in all directions.
"Uncle Tom's Cabin, Young Folks' Edition" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
De Woolies got cemetery uv dey own right dar near de Cobb place.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Mrs. Dolphy Wooly and Mrs. Shelton was her young mistresses.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The little page-boy had a pet of a wooly head.
"The Story of My Life" by Ellen Terry
A greyish, wooly mantle she wore.
"The Harvard Classics, Volume 49, Epic and Saga" by Various
Pete had no love for the "woolies," yet he hated cattlemen.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
The fur is comparatively soft and wooly, and thickly sprinkled with long hairs, white at the base and brown at the tips.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
Her wooly white hair was plaited in tiny braids, and she wore a brown print dress trimmed in red and blue.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
De master's protection was like de wooly coat.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
You biggest heap o' wooly heads I eber did see.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
He gives me the woolies!
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers
Did n' you see I had de hyah when you come pokin' yer wooly black head in my way!
"The Long Hillside" by Thomas Nelson Page
Why Dad wanted to go in for woolies I don't know, but he must have had his reasons.
"The Boy Ranchers on Roaring River" by Willard F. Baker
People are gettin' more like a bunch of damn woolies every day.
"Assassin" by Jesse Franklin Bone
The wooliness had gone from Caroline's brain.
"Capricious Caroline" by E. Maria Albanesi
It is bell shaped, wooly, the inside darker in color than the outside and of a satiny texture.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
One of the party wished to dispose of him, but his wooly forehead covered with sand, turned every bullet.
"Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences" by Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
One day I had to actually drive her out of my room, but it warn't but a little while before she put her wooly head in again.
"Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia" by Seba Smith
The petals vary from 3 to 5, the stamens are 3 to 10 and the ovary is wooly and one-celled.
"Forest Trees of Illinois" by Fuller George D.

In news:

30,000 year old wooly mammoth carcass was found by Russian boy, and is now being studied by scientists.
That`s where the North Dakota Wooly Girls are busy at work.
A wooly yarn about region's past.
Happening today – Big Time Old Wooly vertical.
This came across our desk yesterday and it is very much worthy of sharing with our faithful readers: Old Wooly vertical at the Big Time today (Wednesday, April 13th).
The wild and wooly days.
Wooly Mammoth bones to be displayed in Harrisburg.
A Wooly Bears Big Red Middle Click to enlarge.
Mostly Other People do the Killing, the wild and wooly NYC acoustic jazz quartet, is my new favorite band, this year, anyway.
We help you navigate the wild and wooly world of pre-standard wireless network gear.
For example, the fur on a wooly caterpillar.
Can the Wooly Bear Caterpiller predict winter weather.
Skyler Woolis and Logan Bottoms, who are seventh graders at Henderson Middle School, both qualified .
Photo by Flickr.com user Wooly Matt.
The Swedish retailer booked New York's micro-venue The Wooly for a performance by its new campaign face, Lana Del Rey .

In science:

Notice that you should wear your woolies in either case.
Astrophysics in 2006