Routine Methods for Determining Quality in Merino Wool

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USUALLY two distinct definitions are given of the term ‘quality’1,2. First, there is the technical definition which is usually employed by the wool textile trade and which refers to the diameter of wool fibres. Secondly, there is the relative or primary definition which expresses an ideal so that a wool is said to be of good quality if it possesses to a marked extent the desirable features of its type. The term ‘quality’, as employed in this note, refers to the second definition and has no connexion with fibre diameter.

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LE ROUX, P. Routine Methods for Determining Quality in Merino Wool. Nature 184, 917–918 (1959) doi:10.1038/184917a0

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