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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If these tastemakers are any indication, faux-shearling is about to be a huge trend in home decor. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Nate Berkus And Jeremiah Brent's New Faux-Shearling Chairs Are Chicest, Coziest Things Ever," 26 Sep. 2018 Buy It: Borg Lined Corduroy Jacket, $125, Topshop Topshop's borg jackets have a quintessential seventies feel and the matching pink shearling lining is a nice touch. Tara Gonzalez, Glamour, "The Perfect Fall Jacket is $655—so I found 11 Under $150 Instead," 26 Oct. 2018 In the collection, Timberlake has rethought the staples of the Levi’s core offering: the trucker jacket, the shearling coat, the perfect 501 jean, the flannel, obviously. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Justin Timberlake Debuts a Levi’s Collaboration That Is Really “Just Justin”," 27 Sep. 2018 On display were lush herringbone suits, cozy printed knitwear and hulking shearling coats that ought to come with a ranch of their own. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "At a Celeb-Filled 50th Anniversary Show, Ralph Lauren Was Back on Top, Doubters Be Damned," 10 Sep. 2018 In the winter, the small-batch offerings include a Wicked Good Boot that feels like wearing slippers, a Lounger Boot with buckles and shearling lining, and a super-tall 16-inch boot lined with shearling. Megan Friedman, Town & Country, "L.L. Bean Just Released Brand-New Designs for Its Beloved Duck Boots," 7 Apr. 2017 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

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First Known Use of shearling

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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