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Sterblingswolle

English translation: dead wool

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08:43 Jul 7, 2007
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Textiles / Clothing / Fashion / wool recovery
German term or phrase: Sterblingswolle
This is wool that has been salvaged from an animal that has died naturally. My references give "pelt wool" but I have used this for "Hautwolle". Is that wrong and is there another term in English?
Penny Hewson
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:42
English translation:dead wool
Explanation:
Wool sheared from a live animal is called live wool. Dead wool is sheared chemically from dead animals and it contains no oils and is rough to touch.

DEAD WOOL
Picked from the carcasses of sheep that have been dead a considerable time. This wool is not as valuable as plucked wool, as it usually carries more dirt and vegetable matter and is more or less perished by exposure.

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Hermann
Local time: 23:42
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thanks for that
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dead wool


Explanation:
Wool sheared from a live animal is called live wool. Dead wool is sheared chemically from dead animals and it contains no oils and is rough to touch.

DEAD WOOL
Picked from the carcasses of sheep that have been dead a considerable time. This wool is not as valuable as plucked wool, as it usually carries more dirt and vegetable matter and is more or less perished by exposure.




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Hermann
Local time: 23:42
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thanks for that
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Asker: Yes, thanks, I think that looks like it

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Jul 8, 2007 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
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