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wool stapler

a dealer in wool.
a person who sorts wool, according to the staple or fiber.
Origin of wool stapler
Related forms
woolstapling, adjective Unabridged
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  • Among all the sad hearts in the abbey church, there was none sadder than that of Richard Vinnicomb, merchant and wool-stapler.

    The Nebuly Coat John Meade Falkner
  • His father was a wool-stapler, holding a good position in the district.

  • The streets were deserted, for it was now late at night, and he found his way without interruption to the wool-stapler's.

  • The various classes of wool are sold to the wool-stapler and so to the woollen industry.

    Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for wool-stapler

wool stapler

a person who sorts wool into different grades or classifications
Derived Forms
wool-stapling, noun, adjective
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