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 (fo͝ol)
adj. full·er, full·est
1. Containing all that is normal or possible: a full pail.
2. Complete in every particular: a full account.
3. Baseball
a. Amounting to three balls and two strikes. Used of a count.
b. Having a base runner at first, second, and third base: The bases were full when the slugger stepped up to bat.
4.
a. Of maximum or highest degree: at full speed.
b. Being at the peak of development or maturity: in full bloom.
c. Of or relating to a full moon.
5. Having a great deal or many: a book full of errors.
6. Totally qualified, accepted, or empowered: a full member of the club.
7.
a. Rounded in shape; plump: a full figure.
b. Having or made with a generous amount of fabric: full draperies.
8.
a. Having an appetite completely satisfied, especially for food or drink: was full after the Thanksgiving dinner.
b. Providing an abundance, especially of food.
9. Having depth and body; rich: a full aroma; full tones.
10. Completely absorbed or preoccupied: "He was already pretty full of himself" (Ron Rosenbaum).
11. Possessing both parents in common: full brothers; full sisters.
12. Of or relating to a full-size bed: full sheets; a full bed skirt.
adv.
1. To a complete extent; entirely: knowing full well.
2. Exactly; directly: full in the path of the moon.
v. fulled, full·ing, fulls
v.tr.
To make (a garment) full, as by pleating or gathering.
v.intr.
To become full. Used of the moon.
n.
1. The maximum or complete size or amount: repaid in full.
2. The highest degree or state: living life to the full.
3. A full-size bed.

[Middle English ful, from Old English full; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

full′ness, ful′ness n.

full 2

 (fo͝ol)
tr.v. fulled, full·ing, fulls
To increase the density and usually the thickness of (cloth) by shrinking and beating or pressing.

[Middle English fullen, from Old French fouler, from Vulgar Latin *fullāre, from Latin fullō, fuller; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]
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There will also be an opportunity to learn a waulking song, a folk song traditionally sang in Gaelic by women bashing tweed.
In North Uist, they helped in the process of making Harris tweed and had a go at waulking - where the newly-woven tweed is soaked and thumped to shrink and soften it.
Such songs clearly do exist in the British Isles, and the book devotes the best part of a chapter to a .discussion of waulking songs and shanties, the most obvious of these.
A native of the Isle of Lewis, her extensive repertoire encompasses many songs from the southern isles of the outer Hebrides in addition to songs from Lewis, including laments and "waulking" songs.
Her albums incorporate both the simpler puirt-a-beul (or "mouth music"), and longer love songs, laments, and milling (waulking) songs.
Here, the continuing significance of sheep to the economy is portrayed, and the collective aspects of this work are apparent, from the gathering and shearing of the sheep by men, to the scraping of crotal, a lichen used for dyeing the wool, from rocks by children, and the waulking of the tweed by the women.