Wool Gathering (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Wool Gathering

Your wits are gone a woolgathering; saying to an absent man, one in a reverie, or absorbed in thought.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

See also the definition in Nathan Bailey's 1736 dictionary of canting and thieving slang.

Woolbird * Woolley Crown


Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

John S. Farmer's collection of canting songs and slang rhymes

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Wooden Ruff
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Woman’s Conscience
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