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A coarse animal fibre with a wide lattice-type medulla that is shed from the skin at least once a year; it is often shorter than other fibres of the fleece, has a long tapering tip, and, when completely shed, tapers sharply towards the root end

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A white, straight, opaque, coarse, non-felting, in-elastic fiber having a thick central medulla with hollow inter spaces. It will not take a dye; hence, its presence in wool is most objectionable. Often found around the head and legs

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