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A bale of wool.
- ‘In addition to the trade in grain, Berwick ships regularly carried eggs, potatoes, pork, woolpacks, leather and dairy produce.’
- ‘The regular trade in woolpacks between Berwick and Hull made similar demands on internal carrier networks.’
- ‘As a preventive measure, the organisation is also ensuring that during harvest time, woolpacks are given to Dunavant farmers in order to avoid side-selling.’
- ‘There was a fellow with a wen in his neck, larger than five woolpacks, and another with a couple of wooden legs, each about twenty foot high.’
- ‘Robert had been sitting where he was for about three hours; and he had walked between four and five miles, woolpack on his shoulder, before he reached the road.’
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