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A Quick Dose of Cozy

Greetings from Wool Channel headquarters, where it is currently Thanksgiving day. Perhaps it is for you too? Or maybe it's just another Thursday in November. That works too. I'm keeping Wool Shorts short today, with a brand new video for you and a bonus vocabulary word if you keep scrolling.

A Quick Dose of Cozy
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Words in Wool: The Secret Story behind the Common Starling

Photo by Simerpreet Cheema / UnsplashToday I bring you a word in wool that's also a valuable bit of bird trivia. Our subject is the European Starling, also known as the Common Starling or the Sturnus vulgaris, tauricus, zetlandicus, faroensis, poltaratskyi, porphyronotus, and a handful of other subspecies, none of which

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Words in Wool: Whither are our Bellwethers?

A surprising amount of our vocabulary owes its very existence to the legacy of sheep and their wool. Let's celebrate this legacy in a new segment, Words in Wool. We begin with a word that foretells trends to come: bellwether. According to Merriam-Webster, "bellwether" first appeared in English in the

Words in Wool: Whither are our Bellwethers?