1) Coarse or bristly hair, found in the fleeces of sheep.

1642 The best way to make sheepe goe of in a market is ... To cutte of all the shaggie hairy wolle ... this the shepheards call ... cutting of kempehaires . The adjective occurs in the same farming book: sheepe which in the fore ende of the yeare wante wolle, are thinne skinn’d ... or kempe hair’d , Elmswell.

places Elmswell
dates 1642

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