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Definition of "woolgathering" [wool•gath•er•ing]

  • Gathering fragments of wool torn from sheep by bushes, etc. (noun)
  • Indulging in idle fancies or daydreams. (noun)

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Use "woolgathering" in a sentence
  • "Perpetual regret well describes the mood of the speakers in "Great House," and at times their stories recede into sloughs of forlorn woolgathering."
  • "Like woolgathering and other empty pursuits, wistful might-have-beens had no place in my mind."
  • "People my age or not too much younger may remember times as a child -- and even later -- when they stared aimlessly at sunlight playing on trees, or lay on their backs looking up at clouds or otherwise engaged in that hopelessly antediluvian activity -- woolgathering."