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Meaning of "Shetland wool" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHETLAND WOOL

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHETLAND WOOL

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Shetland wool is a noun.
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WHAT DOES SHETLAND WOOL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Shetland wool

Shetland sheep

The Shetland sheep is a small, wool-producing breed of sheep originating in the Shetland Isles, but now also kept in many other parts of the world. It is one of the Northern European short-tailed sheep group, and is closely related to the extinct Scottish Dunface. Shetlands are classed as a landrace or "unimproved" breed. This breed is kept for its very fine wool, for meat, and for conservation grazing. Although Shetlands are small and slow-growing compared to commercial breeds, they are hardy, thrifty, easy lambers, adaptable and long-lived. The Shetland breed has survived for centuries in difficult conditions and on a poor diet, and thrive in better conditions. Shetlands retain many of their primitive survival instincts, so are easier to care for than many modern breeds.

Definition of Shetland wool in the English dictionary

The definition of Shetland wool in the dictionary is a fine loosely twisted wool yarn spun from the fleece of Shetland sheep and used esp for sweaters.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHETLAND WOOL

Sherwood
Sherwood Forest
shet
Shetland
Shetland Islands
Shetland pony
Shetland pullover
Shetland sheepdog
Shetlander
sheuch
sheugh
sheva
Sheva Brachoth
Sheva Brochos
Shevardnadze
Shevat

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHETLAND WOOL

berlin wool
Botany wool
clean wool
cotton wool
darning wool
dyed in the wool
glass wool
grease wool
greasy wool
knitting wool
lamb´s wool
mineral wool
new wool
pure new wool
rock wool
smart wool
steel wool
virgin wool
wire wool
wood wool
wool

Synonyms and antonyms of Shetland wool in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Shetland wool» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHETLAND WOOL

Find out the translation of Shetland wool to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Shetland wool from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Shetland wool» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

设得兰羊毛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lana Shetland
570 millions of speakers

English

Shetland wool
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शेटलैंड ऊन
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

شتلاند الصوف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Шетландские шерсть
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lã Shetland
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শিটল্যান্ড পশম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

laine Shetland
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bulu Shetland
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Shetlandwolle
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シェットランドウール
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

셰틀 랜드 울
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wulu shetland
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Shetland len
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஷெட்லண்ட் கம்பளி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शेटलँड लोकर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Shetland yünü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lana Shetland
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wełna Szetlandy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Шетландские шерсть
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Shetland lână
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Shetland μαλλί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Shetland wol
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

shetlandsull
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Shetland ull
5 millions of speakers

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHETLAND WOOL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Shetland wool

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHETLAND WOOL»

Discover the use of Shetland wool in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Shetland wool and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Traditional Knitting Patterns, from Scandinavia: The British ...
Nowadays Shetland wool can be purchased in the shops that has been dyed to match all the colours of the rainbow, but this is comparatively modern, lacking roots in the traditional story of knitting. The hand knitters of the small island of Unst, ...
James Norbury, 1962
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The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles
shetland finish / shirley cloth shetland finish 1. A soft nap raised on fabrics made of shetland wool. 2. Effects resembling 1., but executed on other wools. shetland lace A black or white bobbin lace made of shetland wool. shetland point lace An  ...
‎2013
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Wool Encouraged Without Exportation, Or, Practical ...
Part I. Containing Strictures on Appendix No. IV. to a Report Made by a Committee of the Highland Society, on the Subject of Shetland Wool : Part II. Containing a Brief History of Wool, and the Nature of the Woollen Manufacture as Connected ...
Henry Wansey, 1791
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Recreations in Agriculture, Natural-history, Arts, and ...
Wool, when of a considerable degree of finenefs, is, in general, softer to the feel, and hair more silky; but to this rule Spanish wool is a singular exception; for it is always harder than any hair or wool of the same finenefs; and Shetland wool is ...
James Anderson, 1800
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The Literary Panorama
The quality of the Shetland wool is in general thought to be affected in some measure bv the pasture on which the sheep are fed. The rocky pasture (which is generally covered with coarse grass and long heather) produces sheep of a strong ...
Charles Taylor, 1812
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The New Annual Register, Or, General Repository of History, ...
As a proof how little the real value of the Shetland wool is known in that country, your committee thought it advisable to have the following experiment tried. They directed some of die coarse Shetland stockings, sold at Edinburgh for about 5d.
Andrew Kippis, 1791
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The New Annual Register: Or General Repository of History, ...
6 As a proof how little the real value of the Shetland wool is know'n' in that country', your committee thought it advisable to have the following experiment dried. They directe some of themarse Shetland stockiugs, fold at Edinburgh for about gd.
‎1791
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The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, ...
As a proof how little the real value of the Shetland wool is known in that country, your committee thought it advisable to have the following, experiment tried. They directed some of the coarse Shetland stockings, sold at Edinburgh so? about 5d.
Andrew Kippis, 1791
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The Analytical Review, Or History of Literature, Domestic ...
As a proof how little the real value of the Shetland wool it known in that country, your committee thought it adviseable to have the following experiment tried. They directed some of the coarse Shetland stockings, sold at Edinburgh for about 5d.
Thomas Christie, 1790
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Analytical Review: Or History of Literature, Domestic and ...
4 As a proof how little the real value of the Shetland wool is known in that country, vour committee thought it adviseable to have the following experiment tried. They directed some of the coarse Shetland stockings, fold at Edinburgh for about jd.
‎1790

7 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHETLAND WOOL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Shetland wool is used in the context of the following news items.
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Wool week launches in Fair Isle style
Shetland Wool Week has expanded – so much so that it now takes place over nine days rather than seven. It even started before Sunday's official opening, with ... «Shetland Times Online, Oct 14»
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A Scottish Yarn: A Knit In Time Saves The Fabric Of Shetland Life
And if you're wearing a local scarf or mittens, chances are it was made out of Shetland wool. Here in Shetland, knitting is not a hobby reserved for grannies or for ... «NPR, Jul 14»
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Wool Week hat pattern launched
Emma Miller from the Wool Week co-ordinating committee said: “This will be a great way for visitors and Shetlanders to show their support for Shetland Wool ... «Shetland Times Online, May 14»
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Shetland Wool Week
Last month's Shetland Wool Week was deemed a great success by organisers. And now a video celebrating the event which celebrates the native sheep and ... «Shetland Times Online, Nov 13»
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Adorable Photographs of Scottish Ponies Wearing Cardigan Sweaters
The outfits were custom-crafted out of Shetland wool by a local knitter named Doreen Brown. shetland-ponies-cardigans3. shetland-ponies-cardigans5. «PetaPixel, Jan 13»
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Wool prices should remain good for year ahead, says J&S manager
The price of Shetland wool fell sharply at auction in Bradford earlier this month, with a considerable drop from the “extreme” prices of last year. Premier quality ... «Shetland Times Online, Jan 13»
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Native Shetland wool secures protected status
Native Shetland wool is set to secure protected status, following a six-year battle by local crofters and farmers. The wool is to be granted Protected Designation ... «BBC News, Nov 11»

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« EDUCALINGO. Shetland wool [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/shetland-wool>. Jan 2021 ».
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