Other Word Forms of Woolyback
Origin of Woolyback
Medieval. Non resident Welsh and English people attempting to avoid the entrance fee at Chester City Walls on market day, by sneaking through the livestock entrances with a sheep on their back.
Coal delivery men from mines in the areas surrounding liverpool would use a sheep fleece as padding for their backs when carrying bags of coal from their vehicles.
Liverpool Docks 18th Century: Unloading ships, the dockers would carry the woollen bales on their backs leaving traces of wool on their clothing.
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