low-grade wool from the breech or outer edges of a fleece.
yarn made from this wool.
Contemporary Examples

And in Europe, the European Network of Robotic Research is collaborating with companies such as Philips and the abb Group.
Robotic Technologies Could Aggravate the U.S. Problem of Slow Jobs Growth Robert Shapiro July 18, 2013

Historical Examples

The abb has said that England would be the finest country in the world, but that it wants too essentials, sunshine and cooks.
Helen Maria Edgeworth

The abb was pleased with the idea, and with the frankness and firmness of our young hero.
Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth

He gave him a magnificent Latin certificate, and enjoined silence on the abb de Frilair, who was venturing to remonstrate.
The Red and the Black Stendhal

“In his own country, perhaps, all in good time,” said the abb.
Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth

On the day after his arrival Gobert came face to face with abb Rousseau in the church square.
The Surprises of Life Georges Clemenceau

That person in black is our abb, as benevolent, worthy a creature as ever lived!
Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

Indeed, beneath that of the abb John, curls of the same hue clustered just as tightly and almost as abundantly.
The White Plumes of Navarre Samuel Rutherford Crockett

The abb Radiguet was forced to interpose again for there were slaps in the air.
The Fte At Coqueville Emile Zola

“Then God bless him,” said the abb Susini, turning on his heel.
The Isle of Unrest Henry Seton Merriman

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