16. Pressing between hot plates, to give glossiness.
For specific list of appliances in the treatment and manufacture of wool and other fiber, see cotton, flax, wool, hemp, etc., appliances.
The Argali, or Ovis ammon (Linn.), is supposed to be the progenitor of the stock of the domestic sheep.
The steppes of Central Asia are its home, and thence it has spread.
Among the bones of quadrupeds found in ancient caves throughout Europe, those of the sheep are not noted by Cuvier, Buckland, or De la Beche.
We read in Pliny, Varro, and Columella of breeds of sheep of gray, brown, russet, black, and golden colors.
The spinning of wool was well known in the time of Moses, and was practiced among the Egyptians, Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans at early periods of their respective histories.
The Romans are believed to have introduced the art into Britain, and to have had a wool factory for the supply of the Roman army in Britain, at Winchester.
Sheep are mentione