shear·ling | \ˈshir-liŋ \

Definition of shearling 

: skin from a recently sheared sheep or lamb that has been tanned and dressed with the wool left on

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Her pal, on the other hand, dressed in a shearling jacket, dark jeans, and brown boots. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jennifer Lawrence's Mystery Man Has Been Identified as a Hollywood Producer," 9 Apr. 2018 Gomez wears dark ethereal lace, blends leather and shearling with romantic ruffles, and sports a studded choker alongside a fringed, embroidered bag. Sofia Mele, Billboard, "Selena Gomez Stars in Gorgeous Coach Campaign for Fall 2018," 2 July 2018 Now, Gigi is doing her part to reap the sartorial benefits of sisterhood by test-driving a blush-pink shearling overcoat first seen on Bella back in November. Maria Ward, Vogue, "First Bella, Now Gigi is Shopping Her Sister’s Closet," 11 Jan. 2018 Other standouts include a crisp cotton blouse accented with tortoiseshell buttons, a baby blue satin smock-like dress, and a faux short shearling coat—offered in both cream and caramel—that’s reason enough to give up fur once and for all. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "This New Los Angeles Designer Is Making Basics—But Better," 15 May 2018 There were tall windows with white shutters, a nice sofa, a shearling rug. The Cut, The Cut, "The Mom Who Went Abroad to Make a Baby," 10 May 2018 In the living area, a 1940s club chair by Jean-Michel Frank and a 1970s Maison Jansen circular banquette are upholstered in shearling and leather, respectively, by Edelman; the artwork is by Julian Opie. Bob Morris, ELLE Decor, "HOUSE TOUR: A Glamorous West Village Loft That's Made For Entertaining," 22 Nov. 2016 The 80-some piece collection employs a breadth of handicrafts from Japanese boro, Spanish shearling intarsia (a method of color alternation), African patchwork from Togo and Senegal, and ribbon embroidery from India. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Jonathan Anderson Traveled the Globe to Create Loewe’s New Blankets," 17 Apr. 2018 There were terrific coats — generously cut shearlings in bone or black, a hooded toggle style in a soft, fuzzy brown wool, and a black leather number with suede contrasts. Cathy Horyn, The Cut, "The Case for Apolitical Fashion," 3 Mar. 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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