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 +<< [[contents:​index| Dictionary Index]] << [[contents:​w|Definitions under W]]
  
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 +====== Wool Hole ======
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 +A place boxed off sometimes under a stair case, or in any situation where the dust will not affect the press room, or other departments of the business — in which the wool is carded wherewith to make the [[b:​balls|balls]]. ​
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 +The wool is kept in the box, over which two pieces of wood are stretched across and fastened down, lowest in the front; on these one of the [[w:​wool-cards|cards]] is fixed. In the act of carding the wool the dust and refuse fall into the box, and are thus prevented from being trampled about. ​
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 +<wrap small-caps>​Wool Hole</​wrap>​. The workhouse. When a [[c:​compositor|compositor]] or [[p:​pressman|pressman]] is reduced by age or illness to take refuge in the workhouse, it is said he is in the //Wool Hole//​. ​
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