"I'm sure I donna want t' go wi' the whittaws," said Molly, whimpering, and quite overcome by this Dantean picture of her future, "on'y we allays used to comb the wool for 'n at Mester Ottley's; an' so I just axed ye.
West, the factor, about the wool. But there's Father i' the barn, sir, if he'd be of any use."
She never looked up; she stood submissive, her eyes fixed on a little basket of colored wools which hung on her arm.
Her wasted fingers began absently sorting the wools inside.
Susan got up and took the cotton wool
out of her ears.
As much As are your English merchants with their wool
The whole population, poor and rich, are bent on acquiring wealth: amongst the higher orders, wool and sheep-grazing form the constant subject of conversation.
The two main exports are wool and whale-oil, and to both of these productions there is a limit.
It has white wool
, like a sheep, mingled with a thin growth of long hair; but it has short legs, a deep belly, and a beard like a goat.
We put sheets of cotton wool
under it for a snow-field, and Jake's pocket-mirror for a frozen lake.
In the first place then, some one may doubt whether the getting of money is the same thing as economy, or whether it is a part of it, or something subservient to it; and if so, whether it is as the art of making shuttles is to the art of weaving, or the art of making brass to that of statue founding, for they are not of the same service; for the one supplies the tools, the other the matter: by the matter I mean the subject out of which the work is finished, as wool
for the cloth and brass for the statue.
"An' when he feenish da iron' he washa da wools
," as she described it afterward.