Wool is the textile fiber obtained from sheep and certain other animals, including cashmere from goats, mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, vicuña, alpaca, camel from animals in the camel family, and angora from rabbits.

Wool has several qualities that distinguish it from hair or fur: it is crimped, it is elastic, and it grows in staples (clusters). In the U.S. the term wool is usually restricted to describing the fibrous protein derived from the specialized skin cells called follicles in sheep, although in the U.K. it may be used of any long curling fiber such as wood wool, wire wool, etc.

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S Number (wool) - Super S
... conjunction with the word "super" which originally meant the best wool, (called choice wool in the United States) As now used Super means pure new wool and can also be used for fabrics made ... effect is permitted, as also is the inclusion of up to 5% non-wool yarn for decorative effects ... For wool blend fabric descriptions, the word Super is not permitted ...
Wool, Dorset
50.680°N 2.223°W / 50.680 -2.223 Wool Wool Population 4,118 (2001) OS grid reference SY839865 District Purbeck Shire county Dorset Region South West Country England Sovereign state ...
S Number (wool)
... An S number on the label of a wool suit, or other tailored wool apparel, indicates the fineness of the wool fiber used in the making of the apparel ... The numbers may also be found on wool fabric and yarn ... The S numbers for fine wool products are intended to state, with precision, the fineness of the wool fiber used in the product, as measured in micrometres ...
S Number (wool) - International Standard
... The International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) is the promulgator of the Fabric Labelling Code of Practice which governs the use the "S" and "Super S ... international body representing the interests of the world's wool textile trade and industry ... IWTO membership covers wool growers, traders, primary processors, spinners, weavers, garment makers and retailers of wool and allied fibers in its member-countries, as well ...
Lamoid - Characteristics - Llama (Lama Glama)
... The color and length of the llama's wool is variable, depending on the race ... The diameter of llama wool's fiber varies between 20 and 80 micrometers, depending on whether the llamas were raised for its wool or as a pack animal ...

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    After all, the wool of a black sheep is just as warm.
    Ernest Lehman (b. 1920)