fleecy

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Etymology[edit]

From fleece +‎ -y.

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fleecy (comparative fleecier, superlative fleeciest)

  1. Resembling or covered in fleece.
    • 1847, Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights, chapter XX:
      {...} turning to take a last glance into the valley, whence a light mist mounted and formed a fleecy cloud on the skirts of the blue.
    • 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter IV, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 731476803:
      So this was my future home, I thought! [] Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
    • 1920, H. P. Lovecraft, Celephaïs:
      Here the galley paused not at all, but floated easily in the blue of the sky among fleecy clouds tinted with rose.

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