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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

FLOOSE, n. Fluff, small particles or fibres of wool or the like (Mry. 1930). Adj. floosie, fluffy (Id.). Also in n.Eng. dial. [flu:z]

[Properly the pl. of obsol. Eng. flue, woolly down, fluff. Cf. Mid. Du. vloe, Flem. vluwe, id.]

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