Meaning of woolgathering

wool•gath•er•ing

Pronunciation: (wool'ga"ur-ing), [key]
— n.
  1. indulgence in idle fancies and in daydreaming; absentmindedness: His woolgathering was a handicap in school.
  2. gathering of the tufts of wool shed by sheep and caught on bushes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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