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Ram and Teazle

(The). A public-house sign, is in compliment to the Clothiers' Company. The ram with the golden fleece is emblematical of wool, and the teazle is used for raising the nap of wool spun and woven into cloth.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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