Beard Hair

BEARD HAIR
Sheep in their natural condition produce two kinds of hair; the beard hair, which is long and stiff, and the true wool, which is shorter, softer and more curly. By cultivation, sheep today produce almost exclusively, the true wool.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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