woolgathering

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woolgathering ‎(usually uncountable, plural woolgatherings)

  1. Gathering fragments of wool torn from sheep by bushes, etc.
  2. Indulging in idle fancies or daydreams.
    • 1911, H.G. Wells, "The Door in the Wall,"
      I had bad times after that—crying at night and woolgathering by day. For two terms I slackened and had bad reports.

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