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The fibrous material made in the woollen trade by pulling down new or old hard-woven or milled fabric or felt in rag form
see also shoddy

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Wool fibers recovered from old and new hard worsteds and woolens of firm structure. The fibers are less than .5 in. in length, and owing to their reduced spinning and felting qualities, they are largely used in cheaper woolen blends. Mungo fibers are usually shorter than shoddy fibers.

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