Wool is the hair that grows on the bodies of sheep (also called a fleece) - The fleece is cut (without harming the sheep) from the sheep, combed and spun into a yarn which is called wool. The yarn can be made up into woolen garments. The woolly appearance of the fleece also gives the name wool to other items such as rock wool, wire wool, cotton wool etc.
Some bowlers use a wire brush on the bottom of their bowling shoes to create more friction and reduce sliding on the slippery approach. This is most often done on the non-sliding foot, so the player can put more strength into their slide. However, since lanes and alleys differ in how much slide they have, the wire brush is a quick way to lessen a slide.
Brushes... If you have a long haired dog, you will have to use a wire brush. (To reduce shedding: comb toward the neck, not toward the tail). I think a rubber brush is used for short haired dogs, but I am not sure. I do know you can use a wire brush on short haired dogs, though. Answer There is a bathing brush called a Zoom Groom that works wonders with dry hair too.