Or else he likes to pull the wool over our eyes, just for a joke.
The first of the time of living at my master's own place, I was pretty much employed in the house at carding wool and other household business.
Over the room where we sat, a girl was spinning wool with a great wheel, and singing an Erse song: 'I'll warrant you, (said Dr. Johnson.)
For what is the cost of producing wool, or the cost of producing mutton?
But it came to pass very soon thereafter, that DEDREW and PHYSKE fell out, some say about the division of the spoils which they had taken from the enemy, which, being interpreted, is the people, while others do state that DEDREW attempted to cut the wool from PHYSKE, but that it stuck so tightly that PHYSKE caught him.
One of the curses of the common people is, 'May the moon eat up your brains;' and in China they say of a man who has done any act of egregious folly, 'He was gathering wool in the moon.'
Passing through Culvacan, or Culiacan, he came into the province of Sibola, or Cinaloa, where he pretended to have found seven cities, and that the farther he went the richer was the country in gold, silver, and precious stones, with many sheep bearing wool of great fineness.
"Once our parents had us carry our wool.
He would never wear his (black) lamb's-wool, or a dark-colored cap, when he went on visits of condolence to mourners.
When had he ever been known to hold wool for Angy's winding?
But in the creatures bred to furnish wool, feathers, or the like, some single feature was always exaggerated into disproportionate dimensions.
Then when she had dyed her wools, it was red and blue dress material for herself and the little ones; at last she put in several colours, and made a bedspread for Isak all by herself.
Before the days of cold storage, Australia and New Zealand could not export their mutton to European markets, though they could export their wool.
In Mr. Carr's mills, learning to pick and buy wool? Not he.
Sometimes even in Sofia you will meet a shepherd patiently urging his little flock up a modern concrete sidewalk and stopping now and then for some passer-by to pick up a lamb, "heft" it, poke it, and feel its wool before deciding whether or not he should take it home for dinner.
Respecting these, Hugh Fitz-Otonis, the city custos, in the 54th of Henry III., made certain ordinances, in the presence of the aldermen, as that none "should make a cap but of good white or grey wool, or black; that none dye a cap made of white or grey wool into black, they being apt, so dyed, to lose their colour through the rain," &c. P.T.W. * *
There's several bars there, and the landlady always keeps cotton-wool in 'er ears, not 'aving been brought up to the public line.
"The sheep get scabby from a microbe under the skin, which causes them to itch fearfully, and they lose their wool.
Similarly, if you keep a flock of sheep, or a herd of cattle, you will obtain wool and mutton in the one case, or beef and hides in the other, in proportions, which indeed you can vary within certain limits by choosing a different breed, but which you cannot radically transform.
Then the shorter stick comes into play, picks the wool from the longer, throws it into the air, beats it this way and that, tosses it and catches it until every fibre is clear, when the fluffy mass is deftly cast aside.
First with nice eye emerging Naiads cull From leathery pods the vegetable wool; [Gossypia.
On the rise of standing armies princes began to regard their people as a means of sustaining themselves and their soldiers, and treated them, accordingly, as though they were a herd of cattle, which had to be tended in order that it might provide wool, milk, and meat.
They thanked Heaven for the "blessings of fatness and fleeces," as foreign weavers sought their wool and the gold of Flanders was poured into their treasure-houses.
Since that disaster the bat skulks about till midnight to avoid his creditors, the cormorant is for ever diving into the deep to discover its foundered vessel, while the bramble seizes hold of every passing sheep to make up his loss by stealing the wool.
The Doctor sat fanning himself with his hat in one of the garden chairs; Miss Dallas occupied the other; she was chatting, and twisting her golden wools about her fingers,it was noticeable that she used only golden wools that morning; her dress was pale blue, and the effect of the purples would not have been good.