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adj. & n.
Variant of woolly.


or wool•y

(ˈwʊl i)

adj. wool•li•er or wool•i•er, wool•li•est or wool•i•est, adj.
1. consisting of or resembling wool: a woolly fleece; woolly hair.
2. clothed or covered with wool or something like it.
3. like the rough, vigorous atmosphere of the early West in the U.S.: wild and woolly.
4. fuzzy; unclear; disorganized.
5. Western U.S. a wool-bearing animal; sheep.
6. Also, wool′ie. Usu., woollies or woolies. a woolen garment, esp. a knitted undergarment.
wool′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wooly - having a fluffy character or appearance
soft - yielding readily to pressure or weight
2.wooly - confused and vaguewooly - confused and vague; used especially of thinking; "muddleheaded ideas"; "your addled little brain"; "woolly thinking"; "woolly-headed ideas"
confused - mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused"
3.wooly - covered with dense often matted or curly hairs; "woolly lambs"
haired, hairy, hirsute - having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"
References in classic literature ?
Oh those are wooly coats belonging to the little lambs at Skelghyl.
However, they formed themselves into line, all assisting, owing to the importance of the search; the dairyman at the upper end with Mr Clare, who had volunteered to help; then Tess, Marian, Izz Huett, and Retty; then Bill Lewell, Jonathan, and the married dairywomen--Beck Knibbs, with her wooly black hair and rolling eyes; and flaxen Frances, consumptive from the winter damps of the water-meads--who lived in their respective cottages.
I have noticed white, wooly growths on old branches of my apple tree.
Just last year, using only a few clumps of wooly mammoth hair, scientists at Penn State were able to extract enough DNA fragments to figure out most of its genetic sequence, making the woolly mammoth the first extinct animal to have its genome decoded.
Their interest proved to be as fluffy as the retailer's mascots Wooly and Worth.
A: It sounds like you have two enemies: vines and probably the hemlock wooly adelgid.
Standing apart from the crowd, Wooly Bully Wear(TM) (http://www.
Sneff earned the Kenyon Review Poetry Prize for O Wooly City when it was a manuscript; problems with publication have finally been resolved, allowing readers to savor the rich, yearning verses for themselves.
The Jersey Wooly is a relatively new breed developed by Bonny Seeley of New Jersey.
They had a lot of fun larking around with [store mascots] Wooly and Worth.
IMR Powder Company was presented the Wooly New Product of the Year Award for Trail Boss powder at the Single Action Shooting Society's (SASS) convention last December.