from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The process by which raw sheep's wool is cleansed to prepare it for textile use.


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  • We also visit the Australian rangeland, where a wool-scouring factory uses about 380,000 gallons of water daily, and Las Vegas, where the city's suburbs and fountain-flaunting casinos drain nearby Lake Mead.

    A Watershed Moment

  • The resulting soap is of a brown color, but is perfectly adapted for the purpose of wool-scouring.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884


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