Wool taken from sheep that have died from natural causes.
also termed skin wool.
see also wool, lamb’s wool
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Wool taken from the sheep that have died on the range or have been killed. Wool recovered from sheep that have been dead for some time is occasionally referred to as ‘merrin’. Wool taken from sheep that have died on the range or have been killed. Dead wool fiber is decidedly inferior in grade and is used in low-quality cloth
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