Australasian Sheep & Wool; A Practical and Theoretical Treatise

Australasian Sheep & Wool; A Practical and Theoretical Treatise

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...all wools this is the most imperfect, and should not be found a in flock. It consists of most of the imperfections to be found in wool, in fact, it may be said that the wool has changed almost to hair. The curves take all forms, the character is gone, the staples are irregular in length, and have a thin open growth. Stringy.--As the name implies, a thin, small-bodied stapled wool. This defect relates more to the growth than the formation of the fibre, the staples lying loosely and showing much of the skin, when they have a stringy appearance. These staples are affected by being exposed to the climate through being so open that they become dry, and have a twisted look. They are never found in a dense wool. Locky.--Indicates that the growth is thin and little, also the staples have a thin, stringy formation, with a wasty tip extending well down the staple, thus it is seen, the wool is of a thin, spare growth. It appears as if the staples had been wet, then dried, giving it a stringy appearance. Oakum-like.--Such is the term used when the curve's are flat, the structure lacks uniformity, and the fibres form a confused mass. Wiry.--Is a most objectionable type, and a sheep producing it should be got rid of by fattening for the butcher. The fibres are thick, straight, and hard, the crimpy structure is lost, and each fibre grows up independently without any form of staple. Harsh.--As the name implies, a wool hard to feel, or touch. This is found in some breeds of our merino sheep, but often it is caused by the absence of yolk, or a dry, dusty season. Brittle.--Is a wool that will break off short without stretching. This is a very great fault found in the wools of some countries, such as Egyptian, East and West Indies. In the Australasian colonies it is...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236602919
  • 9781236602916