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Isn't the hair of the sheep itself called wool too? Polyglot 05:42 Jun 18, 2003 (UTC)

I'd say so. Bluelion 05:46 Jun 18, 2003 (UTC)

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Rfv-sense: Adjective. Is this actually an adjective (like woolen) or simply attributive use of the noun? --EncycloPetey (talk) 07:00, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

How the hell can you tell? —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 07:47, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
My assumption would be that if we can find no differences from attributive use, then it's merely a noun. Like you, I have no clue how we'd go about looking for such a thing in this instance, but someone else may have an epiphany. --EncycloPetey (talk) 07:54, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
Wiktionary:English_adjectives#Words_that_are_also_nouns suggests that "plastic" (made of the material) is not a true adjective, but our entry has it. Equinox 07:52, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
That doesn't mean that we should have it, however, but thanks for providing some broadening information. --EncycloPetey (talk) 07:54, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
... and the plastic example differs because there really is an adjective "plastic" with a different meaning. Dbfirs 10:36, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
Comparative and graded use would be the only was to tell, I think. DCDuring TALK 00:36, 2 August 2013 (UTC)