from The Century Dictionary.

  • Dyed in the wool—that is, before spinning or weaving: as wool-dyed cloth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Dyed before being made into cloth, in distinction from piece-dyed; ingrain.

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  • adjective Dyed before being made into cloth, in distinction from piece-dyed.
  • adjective figuratively dyed in the wool; set in one's ways; steadfast


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    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 08, May 21, 1870

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    Benjamin Sherwood Hedrick

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    The Nasby papers

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