Definition of wool:-soft, thick and long hair that grows on the skin of sheep and a few other animals. Sheep, Merino Wool, vicuna.
Definition of wool:-pull the wool, exercise at night, in the streets, stealing coats and in general all kinds of things.
Definition of wool:-wool of Muscovy, fluff that is derived from beaver skin, without offending the big hair.
Definition of wool:-end of tapestry. Hair sheep or shorn rendered clean sheet to the drapery and velvety borders.
Definition of wool:-wool also said hair thick and frizzy Negroes.
Definition of wool:-end of Botany. Down consisting of hair long, soft, coated orentre-croisés, which covers some plants.
Definition of wool:-old chemistry term. Iron wool, zinc oxide which sublimes during the merger of some iron ores.
Definition of wool:-s. f. pl. Expressed in the quarries in the surroundings of Paris plaster, a shallow Bank of sulphate of lime in elongated crystals.
Definition of wool:-Demi-laine, mi-plat bands iron serving to ferrer terminals and the thresholds of the doors.
Sul filo di lana (= on the wool yarn) : Indicates that a result has been obtained at the last moment or that a victory is tight
The technique of wool yarn was used in the past to determine the winner of a race. A fine wool yarn was tense on the line to about a meter in height.
The first rider to cross the finish line broke this wire with his body. It was enough to see at what level of the finish line the wire had broken for the name of the winner.
The invention of the photofinish has put an end to this practice.
Language of wood: "a set of processes directed by devices deployed, to conceal the thought of one who is used to better influence and control others."- Christian Delporte in "a history of the language of wood (2009)". Originally, there was talk of "langue de bois" to designate the language of the Communist dictatorships. The meaning is then extended to that used by the men and women politicians of democracies.
According to Christian Delporte, wooden tongue says Betonsprache in German (language of concrete) double-speak or double-talk in English.
What wood I heats up: "Expression of threat, to say that we will get angry, it will show what it is capable in a conflict"
This word comes from the old picard Cabot- The shoeis a shoe made from a carved piece of wood or a wood soled shoe.Shoe Alder wood, beech, Walnut.
Fig. and fam.,. He came to Paris in clogs "said in speaking of a man who, an obscure origin or extreme poverty," arrived at a situation in a considerable fortune."
Fig. and fam.,. There hay in his hooves "said a farmer in rich or enriched".
Fig. and pop.,. Sleep like a shoe, "Sleep deep".
Fig. and fam.,. This violin is just a shoe. How can you play on a same shoe? "Bad instrument or any kind of wrong tool".
Fig. and fam.,. This boat is a hoof, it does that roll."Ship which badly keeps the sea".
Definition of shoe:
- Horn of the foot of the horse and other animals. This horse's hoof is worn. It must be that this horse nine shoe.
- Ornaments, usually metal, that are at the bottom of the legs of a desk, Dresser, etc. The legs of this table have hooves of copper.
- Any trim metal or wood that surrounds the lower end of a piece of lumber, a post, etc. The stilts are armed with a sharp iron shoe, so that they more easily pierce the hard grounds.
- Made bathtub shaped hoof.
- Steel sole, corner of metal or wood that areunder one of the wheels of a car, to prevent it from turning. Asked a shoe this badly parked car.
- Kind of router that children are turning whisking it with a strap. Throw a shoe. Whip, turn her hoof.
The shoe is sleeping, It turns so fast without change places it appears motionless.
- SHOE, natural history, kind of shellfish-shelled univalve, thick and hard.
n. f. XIIe century. Derived from Chandra.
Low court, wool, wire, silk, etc., stopping at mid-calf. A pair of socks. Knitting, darning socks. Reassemble his socks.
Russian sockscanvas strips woundAutour foot and calf.
Expr. pop socks to nails, big rail shoes. Sock juice, very bad coffee.
n. XIIe century. Derived from Chandra.
1. Warm and soft inside shoe. Felt slippers, leather. Get, stay in slippers. Specialt. Slippers of edge, manufactured in the workshops of the prisons with linen strips. By Ext. sock knitted that is newborn, or that adults put the night to protect themselves from the cold. Wool, cotton slippers.
2. SPORTS. Flat shoe with form and material are suited to the practice of some exercises. Slippers of fencing, gymnastics. Dance shoes. Specialt. Aged. Sport combat where we exchange kicked (told also Savate). Professor of chausson.
3. Cooking pastry made of a round of dough folded on itself, and marmalade, applesauce, jam containing. A slipper with apples. By ext. A slipper meat, mushrooms, seafood.
4. COST. Point of slipper, point cross ornament, running on two lines.
* Dictionary of the French Academy