One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a sheep) having wool growing over the eyes.‘open-faced sheep have proved better meat producers than wool-blind ewes’
- ‘Most were wool-blind and nearly as many flyblown.’
- ‘Every day I have a "bad hair day" I look anxiously from the dog to the mirror, but today I look more like a "wool-blind sheep".’
- ‘They would have to be clipped around the eyes so the lambs would not become wool blind.’
- ‘It was wool-blind and so must have been there since before Tony's visit the previous year.’
- ‘A wool-blind sheep may produce slightly more wool than an open-faced sheep.’
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