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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fleece n.
 1. The entire coat of wool that covers a sheep or other similar animal; also, the quantity shorn from a sheep, or animal, at one time.
 Who shore me
 Like a tame wether, all my precious fleece.   --Milton.
 2. Any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece.
 3. Manuf. The fine web of cotton or wool removed by the doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding machine.
 Fleece wool, wool shorn from the sheep.
 Golden fleece. See under Golden.