woolsorter


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woolsorter

(ˈwʊlˌsɔːtə)
n
a person who sorts wool
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Noun1.woolsorter - a person who sorts wool into different grades
grader - a judge who assigns grades to something
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Denis Butt, a former Shipley woolsorter who had won a mature scholarship to Oxford and then, until his premature death, was a staff tutor for the Department of Extra-Mural Studies, University of London, wrote a notable article on workers' control.
Known as Woolsorter's Disease, it was a frequent cause of illness and death in English woolen mill workers exposed to contaminated hides and wool.
Anthrax, also known as black bane, fifth plague, and woolsorter's disease, has been a documented disease since biblical times as described in the Old Testament.
I think the real difference is that "mad cow disease" just sounds a lot more dangerous than "woolsorter's disease."
It was once known as woolsorter's disease because of its prevalence in the woollen industry.
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For much of that time, anthrax was called "woolsorter's disease" because anthrax spores clung to sheep wool and infected people who worked with wool.
Industrial anthrax, also known as woolsorter's disease, was a serious threat in the 19th and early 20th centuries when the wool industry was flourishing.