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Lamb’s Wool

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A beverage consisting of the juice of apples roasted over spiced ale. A great day for this drink was the feast of the apple-gathering, called in Irish la mas ubhal, pronounced “lammas ool,” and corrupted into “lamb’s wool.”

“The pulpe of the rosted apples, in number foure or five … mixed in a wine quart of faire water, laboured together untill it come to be as apples and ale, which we call lambes wool.”—Johnson’s Gerard, p. 1460.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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