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Wool Sorting 2

The skill then is to know how much wool is there, and how much is there, and how much is going to go down the drain, because another variation – there can be moisture, sweat, wool-grease, you know lamolin, that sort of thing, vegetable matter. I mean sometimes Australian wool it will be ten or more per cent, or fifteen per cent of burr, vegetable burr you see, which well you wouldn’t want to be buying burr at so much a pound, or earth.

Source A wool sorter describes his work in the 1920s.
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