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woolsack

[woo l-sak] /ˈwʊlˌsæk/
noun
1.
a sack or bag of wool.
2.
British.
  1. (in the House of Lords) one of a number of cloth-covered seats or divans stuffed with wool, for the use of judges, especially one for the Lord Chancellor.
  2. the Lord Chancellor's office.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see wool, sack1
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woolsack

/ˈwʊlˌsæk/
noun
1.
a sack containing or intended to contain wool
2.
(in Britain) the seat of the Lord Chancellor in the House of Lords, formerly made of a large square sack of wool
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